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POLICE are inviting residents from Paulsgrove and Cosham to an event to discuss setting up a new neighbourhood watch scheme in the area.

At the moment there is only one Neighbourhood Watch scheme running in Port Solent, but officers say they hope to start more.

Police Community Support Officer Rob Manns from Paulsgrove Safer Neighbourhoods team said: ‘We’re holding this event to encourage people to join up to new Neighbourhood Watch schemes and look after the area they live.

‘These schemes help to improve people’s quality of life, encouraging people to look after each other and improve community cohesion.

‘They also help police, which in turn can make where Neighbourhood Watch residents live a better place.’

PCSO Manns added: ‘If you feel there are issues in your community that affect your quality of life, a Neighbourhood Watch scheme could be the answer.

‘These schemes can help alleviate problems such as parking issues, anti-social behaviour, and criminal damage. It’s a great way for you to gather information in your area and tell the police.

‘Together, we can put a stop to community issues before they develop.’

To find out more, visit the Healthy Living Centre in Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, from 10.30am to 1pm on Monday.