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Youth bus puts brakes on summertime blues
6:30pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in Evesham
AN Evesham police officer is a step closer to giving youngsters in a Vale village their own youth club.
PC Emma Burrows has set up a weekly session of activities in Badsey as part of West Mercia Police’s ‘Respect’ campaign, which aims to reduce anti-social behaviour over the holiday period.
“It became noticeable that young people in the village were beginning to congregate and become bored,” said PC Burrows. “In a bid to tackle this, I asked the Youth Detached Team to come along every Tuesday with the youth bus, which has a Nintendo Wii, karaoke machine and lots of music on board for the kids to enjoy.”
While it is hoped the youth bus will help prevent anti-social behaviour and disorder over the coming few weeks, PC Burrows has set her sights on a more permanent feature for the village’s youngsters.
She said: “I would like to see a new facility set up for their children and Badsey’s future generations.
“We have applied for funding through the parish council to the new homes bonus to provide further facilities for young people in the village, and we eagerly await the outcome of that application.”
Anyone who would like to help PC Burrows can contact her at emma.burrows.634@we stmercia.pnn.police.uk.