Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Action needed to stop city centre attacks
Southampton has a vibrant city centre nightlife enjoyed by local people. In addition it has two very popular universities, attracting thousands of young people to the city every year, many of whom will be living away from home for the first time.The city has a duty to ensure that people are safe at night. Reports of attacks in city centre parks require immediate action from the police and the city council. Better lighting in the parks, cctv and the need for a bigger uniformed presence (police or city patrol or both); these are things being talked about but what is needed is urgent action.