Cash for youngsters

PUBLISHED: 16:08 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 10:57 06 May 2010

TWO youth projects in Comet country have been given a major cash boost by Bedfordshire Police Authority. It is part of the authority s aim to help young people across the county and each project has been developed and designed specifically to provide acti

TWO youth projects in Comet country have been given a major cash boost by Bedfordshire Police Authority.

It is part of the authority's aim to help young people across the county and each project has been developed and designed specifically to provide activities which will help prevent them becoming involved in crime.

The total amount being given to the projects amounts to over £3,500 with £16,347 going to a total of six projects county-wide.

The Sandy Skating Association has been given £2,220.75 which will be used to purchase skating equipment for young people.

Youngsters aged between 13 and 16 volunteer to teach younger people basic skateboarding skills on a one-to-one basis.

Also benefiting from a grant is the music night project run by Bedfordshire Youth Service which has been given £1,486.46.

The money will go towards organising a series of music nights being held in Shefford Community Hall, Arlesey Youth Centre and Meppershall Coummunity Hall to encourage young people to get involved with the operational elements while providing entertainment and diversionary activities.


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