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Portsmouth MP invites constituents to have their say on safer streets in our city

By 2 February 2024No Comments

Stephen Morgan MP is inviting constituents to his next ‘Cuppa and Chat’ event on Saturday (10 February 10.30-12.00) to share views, ideas and concerns about a range of crime and community safety issues.

The coffee morning will have representatives from the police and victim support service to share information and answer questions in an informal setting.

It comes following the launch of Mr Morgan’s Big Conversation providing an opportunity for constituents to share their priorities for the city MP In Parliament.

Issues expected to come up include rising levels of shoplifting, anti-social behaviour in the city’s parks and open spaces and visibility of local police.

Constituents can sign up to attend the coffee morning here.

The event is taking place in Southsea with the exact location being sent via email prior to the event once a booking has been confirmed.

Commenting ahead of the event, Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan said:

”Whether it be violence against women and girls, knife crime, drug dealing, fraud or anti-social behaviour, crime is on the rise. 

“With neighbourhood policing slashed under this Government and policing capacity greatly reduced, I am standing up for those bearing the brunt of policing cuts and feeling less safe in their community.

“This informal event gives constituents the opportunity to have their voices heard and put forward the changes they want to see relating to crime and community safety.”

Mr Morgan has taken a range of actions on behalf of constituents impacted by crime and anti-social behaviour, including raising issues in Parliament, joining police on local patrols, as well as lobbying Government for fairer police funding for Portsmouth. He continues to work closely with local police and the ASB team at the council to make our city safer.