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Killamarsh young people and residents asked for views on youth shelter idea

Posted on 25th February 2014

Local residents and young people are being asked for their ideas on a youth shelter for Killamarsh

Officers from the Killamarsh Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team are looking to find funding for a facility where local youngsters can meet, but want to find out community views on the proposal first.

PCSO Rachael Silvers said: “A shelter would provide young people in Killamarsh somewhere to sit, talk and socialise under cover. We would hope that this would encourage youngsters not to gather on the streets, and in turn reduce or prevent reports of anti-social behaviour.

“It’s really important that any plans would be supported by the local community, including the young people it would be designed for. So we’re asking residents if they think it would be a good idea, and also for any suggestions about the project, including where it could go.”

PCSO Silvers added: “Please contact us if you have any views at all on this suggestion.

“It would be great to work alongside residents and young people to create a community space, but we want to make sure the facility has the potential interest and support locally to make it a success.”

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