16 Apr 2018

Please read this update on preventing injuries and deaths from "tombstoning" (jumping off high levels into the sea) this summer.

Portsmouth City Safe Clean Tidy need to bring to your attention that concerns of tombstoning have been widely reported to us by members of the public and local councillors to the extent that these are now safety priorities for the Summer. Community Wardens will be working closely with Police and partner agencies to help prevent and stop injury through tombstoning and the antisocial behaviour associated with it.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents provide some useful information: rospa.com/leisuresafety/adviceandinformation/watersafety/tombstoning.aspx

Community Wardens will be stopping young people seen tombstoning and taking names and address to write and visit parents if necessary. Young people who continue to breach the bylaws in relation to this matter could be subject to acceptable behaviour contracts or considered for legal action to prevent injury or harm being caused