In accordance with Government guidelines, Fareham Borough Council has provided fully equipped self-catering accommodation to all known rough sleepers to keep them safe and socially distanced during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Fareham Borough Council has been successful in a bid to help tackle the issue of rough sleeping in Fareham. The Council has been awarded £141,450 for the year 2020/21.
A new donation card has been launched making it easier to give money to a charity which directly helps rough sleepers in Fareham rather than giving cash directly to individuals.
A special Community Action Team (CAT) meeting is being held to update residents on measures taken to address drug misuse, rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour in Fareham town centre.
Following the special CAT meeting held on 12 June, the students of Cams School produced an excellent short video which picks up on some of issues raised about the Town Centre and rough sleepers. Congratulations to them for doing a fabulous job!
A special CAT meeting was held in response to concerns raised by residents and local businesses about drug use in the town centre, the issues this causes and the positive steps that are being taken by community safety partners.
The meeting was a chance for residents and businesses to raise their concerns, found out what the Council, Police and other agencies are doing to reduce crime and anti-social bewhaviour associated with drug use and discuss how everyone can work together to keep the town centre a safe place to visit.
The meeting was held in the Octagon Room, Ferneham Hall, from 6:00-7:30pm and was attended by approximately 140 residents.
The multi-storey car parks in Fareham Town Centre will be secured overnight following complaints from shoppers who feel intimidated by rough sleepers and drug users.