Youths wanted for Hitchin high adventure

A team planning to convert a run-down beauty spot into an adventure park are calling for young volunteers to help with the project. The not-for-profit team behind Jump, who plan to convert The Dell in Hitchin into a high ropes course to help tackle the p

A team planning to convert a run-down beauty spot into an adventure park are calling for young volunteers to help with the project.

The not-for-profit team behind Jump, who plan to convert The Dell in Hitchin into a high ropes course to help tackle the problem of anti-social behaviour in the town, want youths aged 16 to 25 to help realise their vision.

Jump director and Hitchin resident, Elias Xenophontos, said: "As The Dell is currently a community space used mainly by under 25-year-olds we are particularly keen to get young volunteers as this will help us to develop the site in a way that reflects young people's wishes and give them some ownership of the project. In this way the potential for future problems such as vandalism would be reduced."

Volunteers can get accreditation through the Herts Vinvolved scheme by helping with marketing, design, research and environmental work.


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If you want to get involved and to find out more go to www.jumpcommunity.org.uk

A feasibility plan for the project is currently being assessed by North Herts District Council who own the wooded area, and the team has applied for community grants to help meet the �200,000 capital needed to get the project off the ground.

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