FAREHAM residents are invited to attend a meeting in a bid to address issues affecting the town centre.

The special Community Action Team meeting will being held to update residents on measures taken to address drug misuse, rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour in Fareham.

Fareham Borough Council has been working with the police, community groups and agencies after residents raised concerns at a public meeting in June.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 15 in the Solent Room of Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road.

It will start at 6pm and finish at 7.30pm.

The meeting will bring together the council, police, schools, support agencies who deal with housing need as well as substance misuse, community groups and residents.

This comes as a number of changes have taken place to make the town centre a safer place since the last meeting, such as improving reporting by the public to Hampshire police.

Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward, said: “We want residents to know that we take their concerns seriously and will update them on what action has been taken and what our future plans are.

“We also want residents to work with us by giving us their ideas and opinions, so we can all work together and support individuals to make positive changes in their lives."

He added: "We hope to see as many residents as possible at this meeting, as we strive to make Fareham a safer place to live for all of us.”