On Wednesday 10th August, Pompey in the Community hosted a visit from Michael Lane, Police & Crime Commissioner for Hampshire (PCC). The PCC funds the ‘Your Street’ project that Pompey in the Community run. The ‘Your Street ‘project in 2015 engaged with just over 2000 young people across the city aged between 9-25 years old through a range of free and open access community sports sessions.
Michael Lane along with Inspector Phil Raymond from Hampshire Constabulary visited the Study Centre in the morning to find out more about the work that PITC lead on in the city and had a tour of the new facility that will soon be officially open.
In order to showcase our community provision and the staff, volunteers and the young people that we work on a daily basis, they also visited Bransbury Park to see the type of sessions we run and how young people engage with us.
We had football, rugby, tennis and basketball sessions running outside and a DJ music workshop taking place in the community centre. 81 young people in total aged between 9-19 years old took part in all of the activities and 6 older volunteers aged 16-20 years old contributed on the day and made a great impact on the event.
Nelson the Portsmouth Football Mascot even made a special entrance and enjoyed having a go on the DJ decks. Everyone had a great afternoon and Bransbury Park was a buzzing community space. We distributed 15 pairs of football tickets to young people on the day for their enthusiasm and commitment on session and a number of footballs to worthy winners!