FIVE alleyways are to be named in a bid to improve safety and combat antisocial behaviour on a Bournemouth estate.

As part of the council’s safer communities campaign, householders and local schoolchildren will be given the opportunity to christen the West Howe thoroughfares later this month.

The initiative follows concerns voiced by residents about antisocial behaviour and accessibility.

Cllr David Smith, cabinet member for communities, said: “This is a really simple but effective scheme in tackling antisocial behaviour and will give a real sense of identity to the West Howe area.

“I would encourage local residents to come forward with their suggestions which may include inspiration from local history to well known community members from the area.”

PC Rob Hammond from the West Howe Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We fully support this initiative. The new signs will help keep people safe by enabling those who use the alleyways to identify where they are and assist the emergency services to locate people in an emergency.”

Leaflets will be sent out this month with consultation sessions on March 15 and March 18.

Name plates will be produced and installed in late spring at alleyways between Kinson Road and Moorside Road, South Kinson Drive and Rochester Road, Draper Road and Poole Lane and Pilot Hight Road and Moore Avenue.