Community surgery launched for Fareham area residents

The News Community Surgery is launched at The Hub in Highlands Road, Fareham. (left to right), Richard Thomson from The News, Councillor Peter Davies, Nicola Samuel from The Hub, Police Sergeant Jerry Tremellen and Kimberley Barber from The News.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (142013-4)
The News Community Surgery is launched at The Hub in Highlands Road, Fareham. (left to right), Richard Thomson from The News, Councillor Peter Davies, Nicola Samuel from The Hub, Police Sergeant Jerry Tremellen and Kimberley Barber from The News.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (142013-4)

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IF YOU have a problem that you need to get off your chest then hot foot it down to a new community surgery.

Whether it’s an issue with anti-social behaviour in your street, advice needed on how to get your money back from a big company or a community story that you think needs shouting about, the surgery will offer a chance to meet and talk to various different organisations that operate in Fareham.

Police Sergeant Jeremy Tremellen will be offering advice about issues in the area, as will ward councillors Peter Davies and Dave Whittingham, who are keen to hear what residents think of the area.

From The News will be Kimberley Barber, reporter, and consumer champion Richard Thompson.

Kimberley wants to hear of any stories that you feel The News should be covering in the Fareham area.

Richard will be giving advice and taking on cases for his Streetwise page, where he regularly tackles large companies on behalf of the average person.

Sgt Tremellen, who came up with the idea, said: ‘We wanted to bring our services to the heart of the community. We hope that it will be supported well by the community.’

The surgery is being held at the Highlands Hub, in Highlands Road, Fareham.

Residents will also have the opportunity to access the services at the Hub, which is run by St Columba Church in partnership with the council.

The Hub is a cafe, which offers reasonably-priced food and drink, plus free wi-fi. It is also home to a Citizens Advice Bureau outpost, information about Fareham Community Savers and various community groups, such as the friendship and knitting group the Nutty Knitters.

The surgery will be held every six weeks starting on Friday, from 10am until 11.30am.