Foyer launches anti-yob campaign

RESIDENTS and staff of an Ipswich charity which houses 16-25 year olds are today starting a new project to tackle anti social behaviour.The Foyer held an open day to raise awareness of anti social behaviour and invited police officers, fire fighters, councillors and other community members to come along.

RESIDENTS and staff of an Ipswich charity which houses 16-25 year olds are today starting a new project to tackle anti social behaviour.

The Foyer held an open day to raise awareness of anti social behaviour and invited police officers, fire fighters, councillors and other community members to come along.

Amanda Mayhew, manager of The Foyer, on Star Lane, said: "The day was an awareness day to encourage partnerships with agencies involved with tackling anti social behaviour.

"I think it is important for everyone to tackle the problem but especially for us at the housing association to protect the tenants who live here."

Ipswich town mayor, Roger Fern, opened the event on Friday (July 16).

In his opening speech he said: "It is an extraordinary complicated issue and if there were an easy solution to the problem we would have found it by now.

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"But there is a great deal that can be achieved as long as we work together."

Awards were presented to The Foyer residents who designed logos and poems in a competition for the day.

Barry Moles, 20, who won the competition for a poem he wrote, said: "There was a leaflet up about the competition and I thought it was a good idea because I have written poems before.

"I think it is a good initiative to raise awareness about anti social behaviour."

nWhat do you think of the Foyer's campaign against anti social behaviour? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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