Liberal Democrat Councillors Hannah Perkin, Eddie Thomas and Mayor of Faversham Alison Reynolds attended Faversham Recreation Ground last Friday evening to see for themselves the level of lighting on the Rec and the youth outreach work by the Pavilion that had recently started.
The youth outreach project, which received funding from Faversham Town Council, will be traveling to different parts of Faversham and the surrounding villages providing an array of facilities and activities for young people.
Cllr Hannah Perkin said, “after the recent incident at the Rec, we are taking residents concerns very seriously and want to ensure the Rec is safe and welcoming for everyone. The public footpath running from the 'long bridge' to the Pavilion, is now very well lit as is all around the Pavilion and that is where we met the youth outreach activity being held by 'the Benefice of Faversham Community mobile unit at their Little GEM trailer.' I've been told that the Police have increased their patrols monitoring the Rec, and since the summer have seen a reduction in anti social behaviour and crime.”
Faversham Mayor, Cllr Alison Reynold said "I am impressed with the range of facilities and activities the youth outreach project has been able to provide. Facilities for young people like youth clubs which use to be provided by the county council have been cut significantly over the years, and its important that we work with partners to ensure we support young people, and give them access to the same opportunities we had when we were younger."