10 August 2009>
Youngsters from the area of the Caerphilly county borough have had no time to feel bored this summer holiday, as a fantastic summer scheme has been taking place to help occupy their time.
Organised by Caerphilly County Borough Council Youth Service's The Hub Team, Bedwas Comprehensive School and funded by the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership, the summer scheme has attracted large numbers of local youngsters from Phillipstown, Lansbury Park and Graig Y Rhacca; the young people have taken part in a wide range of activities to help keep them entertained this summer.
Cabinet member for the environment, Cllr Lyn Ackerman said, "I'm pleased that our team of Youth Workers and the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership are working together to ensure that local youngsters have plenty to do over the summer holidays, by putting on summer schemes such as this.
The feedback gained so far from the youngsters that have taken part has been excellent, and the mixed weather certainly hasn't put anyone off attending and enjoying themselves, which is great.
Schemes such as this benefit the whole community, as they create a diversion from possible anti social behaviour which a small minority of people may choose to take part in – long may schemes like this continue."
The young people have been taking part in activities including arts and crafts, swimming and various sports. The Bedwas Neighbourhood Policing Team has also paid visits to the scheme, to help local youths get to know their local police officer.
Bedwas Neighbourhood Officer, PC Stuart Lewis, said: "We went along to the summer scheme on a few of the days to speak to young people from the area. It was a great opportunity to interact with them, and for them to get to know who their local officers are."
The Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership is a multi agency organisation whose five statutory bodies are Caerphilly County Borough Council, Gwent Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Caerphilly Teaching Local Health Board and Gwent Police Authority. It works to reduce levels of crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and fear of crime in the Caerphilly county borough.
For further information, please visit the Safer CCB website.
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