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Caving and kayaking for Pinxton youngsters

Posted on 22nd April 2015

Pinxton caving

Police and youngsters try out caving

Safer Neighbourhood officers joined forces with the South Normanton Multi-Agency Team to host activities to help keep local kids entertained over the Easter holidays.

One of the challenges saw young people trying their hand at baking to make Easter cakes at a local youth club. The cakes were then handed out to residents and elderly visitors as part of a coffee morning at Jubilee Court in Pinxton.

The group also took on some outdoor challenges thanks for funding from the Pinxton Parish Council. On Tuesday, March 31, the group visited a local site to try out caving.

The following week, on Wednesday, April 8, police and youngsters visited Darley Abbey to test their skills at group kayaking.Pinxton kayak

PCSO Marrion Jeffery from the South Normanton and Pinxton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "We would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved, especially Pinxton Parish Council for kindly agreeing to fund the outdoor activities and allowing the young people to try out new things.

"We had a fantastic few days and the youngsters really got on board with all of the challenges they faced.

"Working alongside our partners at the South Normanton Multi-Agency Team and local youth workers, we were able to provide activities for local young people who regularly engage with the youth service."

To contact the South Normanton and Pinxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, or email alfreton.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk

You can also follow the team on Twitter: @SNormPinxtonSNT

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