‘Off the Streets’ programme kicks off

Young people who took part in the Off the Streets Intervention programme at the Roe Valley Leisure Centre on Friday night last. 1208JM04
Young people who took part in the Off the Streets Intervention programme at the Roe Valley Leisure Centre on Friday night last. 1208JM04

Youths from throughout the Roe Valley are working together in a diversionary programme designed to keep them ‘off the streets’ and away from estates where there could be trouble and social unrest.

The ‘Off The Streets’ youth intervention programme includes a programme of activities for young people aged between 10-18yrs from Bovalley and Roe Valley areas.

BALL BOY!. . . .Toddler Teddy Campbell was even given his chance to shine at the Off the Streets Intervention programme at the Roe Valley Leisure Centre on Friday night, He is picture with Gemma Hughes and Brooklyn Campbell. 1208JM03

BALL BOY!. . . .Toddler Teddy Campbell was even given his chance to shine at the Off the Streets Intervention programme at the Roe Valley Leisure Centre on Friday night, He is picture with Gemma Hughes and Brooklyn Campbell. 1208JM03

“This programme will offer diversionary workshops and activities during the month of August that will help divert young people off the streets and take them out of their estates during times of heightened social unrest and steer them away from congregating in gangs late in the evenings,” said a spokesperson.

“The workshops and activities will help young people gain a better knowledge and understanding of the effects and consequences of anti-social behaviour and crime. Also the programme aims to promote positive attitudes, instil a sense of community pride as well as encouraging positive relationships within and between communities.”

Alongside the games and workshops, participants will also take a trip to Limavady PSNI station and a guided tour of Derry’s Walls and Peace Bridge.