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Karaoke and disco is a hit with youngsters in Duckmanton

Posted on 6th December 2016

A free karaoke and disco organised by the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team for youngsters in the Duckmanton area has been deemed a hit.

The event, which was held during the evening on Thursday, December 1 at Duckmanton Miners Welfare, saw around 20 youngsters come along.

Prizes were given to the best singer, best dancer and games winners, thanks to funding from a local councillor and Staveley Town Council, who also covered the costs of the event.

It has been set up by officers on the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team as an ongoing initiative to help them get to know and engage with young people in the area.

A half-term event in Poolsbrook also attracted around 25 youngsters.

PCSO Janis Naylor said: “The sessions we’re organising we hope will help us form good links between young people and the police, reduce the potential for anti-social behaviour and offer youngsters with a safe place to meet with friends, dance and listen to music.

“We have set up a karate and kickboxing session for next week, and will be looking into organising potential similar events in the future.”

The karate and kickboxing session will take place on Monday, December 12 between 6pm and 7pm, also at Duckmanton Miners Welfare.

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