A NEW day of action will be held amid plans to improve Bournemouth town centre.

The event acts in response to results from the Town Centre survey last year, which were discussed at a summit with major community players.

In these results, the lack of clean streets were among the main issues residents raised and demanded the council must act on.

On 23 May, BID rangers will help build relationships with local businesses and help the council and police to keep the neighbourhood safe.

The day of action will also support BCP in reducing littering and anti-social behaviour (ASB) across the community.

Achievements from the last event of its kind in January included the seizing of 350 illegal cigarettes and the referral of three homeless people to St Mungo’s.

Police will also present an anti-knife campaign to educate young people following the death of Cameron Hamilton, 18, last year.

BCP Council leader Vikki Slade said: “We are already beginning to see the benefit of our work, such as a fall in reported instances of ASB, but there is still much work to be done.”

Community Action Network (CAN) are also offering opportunities for locals to participate in litter-picking and gardening in the town centre.

Amy Collins from CAN said: “We believe that through collective action, we can create a healthier, more sustainable place for everyone to enjoy."

The engagement stand can be found outside NatWest bank between 10AM and 2PM this Thursday.