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Since then the main hall has been rebuilt, followed by a total rebuild of the kitchen & other meeting rooms for 2006, plus superb changing room facilities, for use with the external Multi Use Games Area. The building is used by Southampton Day Services Monday to Friday, who funded the 2006 rebuild along with Sports England, leaving the Community only the Main Hall to use through the working week. Managed by only a small voluntary group, we are in the process of expanding the premises, through the Asset Transfer scheme. This would enable us to further improve the building, and for it to be transferred to the local community. This would not only allow more independence but also the ability to access new pots of funding.

However to move this forward more volunteers are needed to come on board at this exciting time. Plans for the new extension include a Day Nursery, Sprung floor dance / fitness room, computer suite as well as extra meeting rooms / offices. Currently available weekly at the centre are Art Classes, street dance classes, pilates, junior & senior youth groups. We also run regular short IT classes. We will be expanding our area of benefit to include the Portswood, Bevois Valley & Bitterne Park areas. As well as accessing the above, you could also benefit from Free Sports Coaching courses, through our Sports Funding from Sport England.

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St Denys Community Centre originally opened in 1976, the main hall being built from dismantled pre-fabs from the Priory Road area, followed by the addition of a couple of extra huts.

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All memberships’ fee or donations will go towards helping with activities to improve our local area, newsletter and any bbq/social events to be held. The community group is a constituted non profit organisation funded by donations or grants. Our aims are to Is to enhance the quality of urban life and strengthen community bonds by creating and sustaining a community projects that will foster environmental stewardship, horticultural education, rejuvenation, recreation and use of open space. Also improving the area we live in and the wider area of Portswood. I/we would like to join membership of the NBSP Community Group and enclosed the subscription of £2.00 (one subscription covers all members of the household).

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The newsletter is produced every two months and aimed at keeping you informed of what is happening in our local area. The constituted NSBP Community Group will be working to achieve maximum benefits for local residents from the community garden and will feed back regular updates to the local community. Also we shall be working alongside the City Council and Police with regard to any other projects to improve the area Raf Persaud NBSP Community Group

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website for more information. As this pharmacy is a small independent family run business providing NHS services, it is important to have a high level of local support so please think about joining the prescription collection service.

The pharmacy have also invested in the latest technology to give it the capabilities to accept electronic prescriptions. Although very daunting the time will come where paper prescriptions are in the past and pharmacists will be able to download prescriptions through their computers and telephone lines. Highfield pharmacy will be at the very forefront to make sure this service runs smoothly.

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This is how it works: 1. Sign the consent form and leave your repeat slip at the pharmacy or the pharmacy can bring the consent form to your home and collect the repeat slip, just telephone on 02380 582 482. 2. Telephone the pharmacy 5 days before your medicines run out or order on-line on the website. 3. Simply collect your medicine from the pharmacy or wait for it to be delivered to your home.

Along with your prescription we can also deliver to you products from our wide selection in store. Although based closed to the University, Highfield Pharmacy are here to serve all the local residents as well as staff and students from the University. We look forward to welcoming you soon and remember every prescription item counts in supporting your local independent pharmacy!

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Hello to all residents. Recently your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team along with local residents held a Neighbourhood Panel meeting. The reason for this meeting was to discuss any issues that local residents may have and to set three priorities for the police or local council to action. As a result of this meeting the following priorities have been set; 1. Street drinkers on the corner of Northcote Road 2. Reducing the amount of cycle thefts in the area of Highfield and Portswood. 3. Continue Operation Batcombe Patrols – educating and dealing with those students who engage in alcohol fuelled rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour as they return to their accommodation from late night licensed premises.

As a result of these priorities being set, the police along with its partner agencies and help from the local residents will put in place actions to try and deal with the issues set by the panel meeting over the next three months. Please wait for the next Safer Neighbourhoods Team newsletter to see what has been done to tackle these issues. If there are any issues that you feel the police, council can help with or you would like to attend the next Panel meeting which will be held on 29th July 2010 at 7pm Swaythling Neighbourhood centre at the top end of Broadlands road or just have something to raise then please contact myself or Raf ( on the details below. PCSO 12919 Matthew Manning 0845 045 45 45 at Portswood Police Station.

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With the priorities being set the Safer Neighbourhood Team along with its partner agencies have now completed work in the area that has looked at clearing the Cut Ways and installing bollards to prevent further fly tipping. Extra patrols have been conducted to tackle Anti Social Behaviour and reduce Criminal damage.

At the January Neighbourhood Panel Meeting, Hampton Park was recognised as a priority for the SNT team. What this means is that the local Police along with the Council will look at ways to improve quality of life for residents who live in the area and to tackle Anti Social Behaviour problems.

For three days the Neighbourhood Wardens cleared varying amounts of rubbish, rubble and other fly tipping. Over these days it was estimated that nearly 9 ? tonnes was cleared from the cut ways by hand and removed to the tip at Marchwood. To try and prevent this from happening again, at the end of each cut way a bollard was placed. Each bollard has a combination lock that the residents can obtain to gain access. It is now the responsibility of the residents to ensure these bollards are kept in place and to report any further fly tipping.

In order to do this the Safer Neighbourhoods Team had to find out what the core issues were that the residents face everyday and with their help try to put in measures which would help tackle these issues. To do this, three meetings were held over three days in which every resident in Hampton Park was invited. The point of these meetings was to give the residents the chance to say how it really is to live in the area and what issues they face. To do it this way gave the Safer Neighbourhoods Team the opportunity to listen to the residents and gain an accurate portrait of the area and prioritise issues. The three priorities for the area are as follows; 1 Cut Ways to the rear of properties and fly tipping. 2 Anti Social Behaviour. 3 Criminal Damage.

Anti Social Behaviour and Criminal Damage have been reduced in the area after an initial rise in complaints. It is believed that the rise in complaints is due to resident awareness. The number of complaints has now reduced and the Safer Neighbourhoods Team will continue to address these priorities. This has been the combination of some hard work over a three month period and the work will continue with new ideas and projects set for the future. PCSO 12919 Matt Manning

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This newsletter is produced every two months and is aimed at keeping you informed of what is happening in our local area. The constituted NS...