FENLANDER: Youth council pledges continued support for anti-ASB projects

THE Youth District Council has promised continued support for projects aimed at combating anti-social behaviour.

Its latest meeting was given an update from Rob Mitchell, Fenland District Council’s Safer Fenland Partnership’s development officer, on how its involvement with last year’s “youth arenas” had helped to engage more than 200 young people and promote a combined approach to tackling the problem.

Caitlin Mills, the YDC’s vice-chair, said: “It was really positive to hear about the success of the youth arenas, especially as the YDC had helped run a stall. We hope to continue to support the work of the partnership in the future and show that young people do want to make our communities safer for everyone.”

The meeting was also addressed by Richard Barnwell, the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and a former Mayor of Wisbech.

He spoke of his experiences as a local politician and encouraged them to “seize the day” and have a positive impact on their communities.

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He told them: “Young people face an enormous number of problems, particularly in the current economic climate. It will be important that as young Councillors you work together to make a difference.”

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