innovative diversionary project for local youths is being launched in the run
up to bonfire night. The Firecracker initiative is being headed up by
Gainsborough based housing association Acis Group to get youths off the streets
and get them involved in fun activities in a safe environment.
now in its third year, aims to tackle the issues of increased crime and
anti-social behaviour during this period by engaging with youngsters.
will be held every Friday for five weeks, from 5 October to 2 November between
5pm and 7pm. Up to 40 youths aged between 11 and 16 can be accommodated during
each session, which will be held at the Park Springs Community Centre in
Smith, Senior ASB Officer for Acis, said:
success of Firecracker during its first two years was fantastic and we are
delighted to be hosting another Firecracker event. As ever, the latest Firecracker
promises to be bigger and better than the last. We have a whole range of
activities on offer and some great partners involved."
will be offering youngsters the chance to participate in multi sports
activities each week, as well as a variety of other activities such as police
'CSI' style scenario set ups, t-shirt printing, nail art, bracelet making and
more. They'll also get a free hot meal and a drink.
is a partnership scheme developed by Acis in conjunction with West Lindsey
District Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Positive Futures, Image Skool,
McDonalds, and Lincolnshire Police and Fire Services.
is testament to those involved with Firecracker that we are once again able to
offer this series of events for free. The initiative aims to benefit the whole
community by providing a positive outlet for local youngsters and helping to
reduce crime and anti-social behaviour."
is a free bus service from X Church to the Park Springs Community Centre and
back during each Firecracker evening. Parental consent
forms are required from those attending. For more information contact Acis on
0800 027 2057.