Safer Gosport Community Day

Safer Gosport Community Day 2019

Not long now until this years’ annual event, which will take place on Saturday 27th April 2019, 11am-2pm in Lawrence Square and the High Street, Gosport.  Some popular faces will be once again be returning including GAFIRS, HM Coastguard, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Hampshire Fire & Rescue and SERV Wessex.  Free cycle coding will be available at the event on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, along with a limited amount of ‘D’ Locks available to purchase at a discounted price.

Appearences by mascots including Chase from Paw Patrol will feature at regular intervals and a range of local organisations will be providing advice and information such as Citizens Advice Bureau, Victim Support, School Nursing Team and Hampshire Connect to Support Service.  You will also be able to find out how to sign up to the local Speedwatch campaign or learn how CPR is carried out through demonstrations by local Community First Responders.

A special opportunity to get involved in local decision making will feature for the first time this year, with the YOUdecide voting event being included in the day’s programme.  Gosport residents, and young people particularly, are encouraged to come along and take part in deciding which of five finalists should be awarded a share of £10,000.  The project displays will be located in the Town Hall reception and you can find more information about this on the Youth YOUdecide page.

We would also like young people to take part in the short survey about decision making, YOUdecide and Summer passport which only takes a couple of minutes to complete: https:

You can find full details about the activities available and the organisations who will be taking part in the leaflet: 28058 Safer Gosport Flyer 2019

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Safer Gosport Community Day 2018

Whilst the sun only made a brief appearance on the day, it failed to dampen the spirit of the 2018 Safer Gosport Community Day! Residents were welcomed by a whole host of local organisations in Lawrence Square on Saturday 21st April.

Age was no barrier to learning new skills, with many residents young and old alike learning life saving skills with the Community First Responders team…even Paw Patrol got in on the action!

Lots of residents took up the offer of free cycle coding, which was carried out by the Hampshire Police Cadet members.

A short survey was carried out, which indicated that of those who took part 71% feel safe in Gosport.  Additionally, 76% of respondents feel confident in the Partnership’s ability to reduce crime and ASB.  Results from the survey can be found here:

Summary results SGCD survey 2018

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.

Motiv8 music First responder boy

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.

Bike coding queue Scooter coding

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.

reception displays Paw patrol on bikes

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.

HIOWAA Bear Paw patrol csp banner

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