Waterlooville family day raises awareness of behaviour

FUN A youngster at the day
FUN A youngster at the day
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TACKLING anti-social behaviour was the plan at a family fun day.

People in Milton Road, Waterlooville, took part in a family fun day they organised with the help of housing landlord Guinness Hermitage.

The Havant-based social housing provider joined locals to provide a Saturday afternoon of entertainment.

The event featured prize competitions, a magician, a tug-of-war, a barbecue and a fancy-dress contest.

The day brought people in the area together from Guinness Hermitage and other accommodation providers and focused on the importance of families and making friends.

David Sawford, GH community investment officer, said: ‘The area has been experiencing some incidents of anti-social behaviour.

We wanted to work with the residents and the police to offer something that would bring the community together.

‘This was the first event of its kind in the area and people enjoyed themselves.

‘We’re now keen to organise similar events in the future. Our special thanks go to housing officer Ian Patterson for his help.’