Pledge to help make community safer

Councillor Steven Wylie
Councillor Steven Wylie
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RESIDENTS are joining forces to tackle crime, anti-behaviour and community issues with a neighbourhood agreement.

People living in the Portsea area of Portsmouth are to sign a pledge with the Safer Portsmouth Partnership – which includes organisations such as Portsmouth City Council, police and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service – to tackle problems in the area.

The deal– the first of its kind in the city – will see them agree a set of action to help make Portsea safer.

A fun day will be held to launch the agreement at the John Pounds Centre in Aylward Street, Portsea, from 11am next Saturday.

Activities will include a community walk, photo project and graffiti art, a raffle, face painting and a bouncy castle.

Charles Dickens ward councillor Steven Wylie said: ‘Once this agreement has been signed, residents will work closer with local services and take more responsibility for their community.

‘If successful, this will ultimately improve the quality of people’s lives in Portsea.’

Simon Bates from the Safer Portsmouth Partnership said: ‘If you live in Portsea, please come along, join in the fun, meet your local council, police and fire service representatives and learn how you can make Portsea a better and safer place to live, work and visit.’