This week saw the 10 year anniversary of when the sports facilities in Bransbury Park were first opened. The outdoor multi-use area was funded by Barclays Bank working in partnership with Portsmouth City Council. The anniversary was celebrated at an event on the sitewith local people, users of the facilities and other key stakeholders.
Local Lib Dem councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson was the leader of Portsmouth City Council when the facilities were first opened. At the celebration event, he said; “I’m so glad this project has been such a great success. The immediate effect on the area saw antisocialbehaviour drop by 70% which is still the case today. I hope to see these facilities continue to benefit local people as much as they have.”
Fellow Lib Dem councillor Ben Dowling was also at the event; “I was just 10 when this area was regenerated. Living nearby, I’ve seen the popularity of the site grow as I myself have grown. The work done by Pompey in the Community here at Bransbury Park is having aserious positive impact on the aspirations of our city’s young people which is very important - now more than ever.”