WINCHESTER City Council has organised drop-in surgeries for local people in Winnall.

It follows the success of a similar scheme in Stanmore last year.

Winnall Community Centre will be the monthly venue for residents to meet the neighbourhood wardens and area housing managers to talk about any concerns.

The first surgery was held last Thursday and will be held on the first Thursday of every month.

Frank Pearson, portfolio holder for environment health and safety, said: "The surgeries are an opportunity for residents to contact services relevant to them where they live.

"By holding these regular surgeries residents will always know when they can have their say on issues that affect them."