Posted on 12th May 2015
Officers from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team have joined up with young people in the area to launch the Mighty Stars Group.
Between September and November 2014 police received reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the town centre, including groups of young people causing problems at Spring Gardens.
The group of young people with disabilities were invited to the Buxton Police Station, alongside their care workers, to learn more about how their behaviour can affect others.
The team hosted a presentation aimed at raising awareness of anti-social behaviour (ASB), the consequences of it, and how it can affect residents living in the local community. The officers also spoke about issues such as wasting police time.
Agencies including Adullam Housing, Moorecare, Enable, The Safe Group, Brighter Opportunities and The British Heart Foundation also attended the evening alongside the youth group.
Police and partner agencies discussed the further support that they could offer to the group, to give them somewhere to meet in a safe and sociable environment. This is where the Mighty Stars Group was formed.
PCSO Linda Cook from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "The Mighty Stars Group has gone from strength to strength and I am really pleased with the progress.
"The group meet every Wednesday at the 'Buxton for Youth' building where they can listen to music, play pool and even try their hand at cooking and baking.
"It is a really positive outcome from us working alongside our partners to deal with anti-social behaviour proactively. It is fantastic to see the improvement that this has made by supporting the young people and educating them further around issues such as ASB."
To find out more about the Mighty Stars Group, or to speak to the policing team, call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.
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