Safer Gosport Community Day 2017
On Saturday 18th March 2017, Gosport Community Safety Partnership hosted its’ popular annual event with a guest appearance from Paw Patrol thanks to Square Pegs Charity.
Music was provided by young people from Motiv8 and the vehicle display proved to be as popular as ever with the younger members of the community, as well as the chance to learn life saving skills from the Community First Responders.
Queues of people took the opportunity to get their bicycles coded for free by Hampshire Police Cadets, along with the chance to purchase their discounted cycle locks to guard against potential theft.
Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane and MP Caroline Dinenage joined the many visitors obtaining information and advice from organisations such as Victim Support, Neighbourhood Watch and Gosport Street Pastors.
Plenty of residents took part in the survey with 83% agreeing that they feel safe in Gosport. Residents were also asked if they had experienced or witnessed the following and of those who took part:
Children at risk of sexual exploitation – 51%
Domestic Abuse – 14%
Rough Sleepers – 12%
Hate Crime – 19%
None of these – 3%
These results will contribute to the CSP Strategic assessment which is carried out annually to assess emerging issues both nationally and locally to help inform the local plan.
A number of residents also took part in the free prize draw winning a range of prizes including High Street vouchers, Easter Eggs and more – special thanks to Affinity Hair and Beauty and Gosport Leisure Centre for their kind donations.
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