Posted on 18th June 2015
Four young people in Bolsover have been commended as part of the Think Positive campaign for their contributions to the local community.
PC Peter Harley from the Boslover Safer Neighbourhood Team issued the Think Positive tickets that recognise good behaviour and young people being proactive in their local area.
The tickets can be given out by local Safer Neighbourhood team officers, Derbyshire County Council Multi-Agency Team Officers, Extreme Wheels and Sporting Futures staff, Bolsover District Council’s CAN Rangers and Housing Officers and Rykneld Homes.
The scheme is aimed at young people aged between eight and 17-years-old and has been jointly funded by Bolsover and North East Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership.
PC Harley attended a Bolsover Town Council meeting on Tuesday, June 9 where two local teenagers presented ideas to local bosses about their issues and ideas for the area.
They mentioned items such as lighting in park areas for the winter months and public toilet facilities that they would like to access. A lit meeting place such as a youth shelter and free WiFi points were also discussed. Their comments were met with positive feedback from councillors who are now set to look into applying for cash grants to fund the ideas and plan for the future.
PC Harley handed both the young people a Think Positive ticket following their successful discussion. Two others were also applauded after volunteering to clean up the area around where they live.
PC Harley explained: “The young people’s attitudes and interaction was very pleasing and I will be arranging a clean-up event for the Castle Estate area in the near future on the back of this approach.
“I felt that all four young people displayed a positive attitude in how they conducted themselves and so I issued them all with Think Positive tickets as an observation of their good work and their commitment to the local area. It is fantastic to see and I hope to issue many more in the future.”
To find out more about the scheme or to speak to your local policing team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police. You can also follow @BolsoverSNT to keep up to date with local policing in your area.