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Safe dance event for Suffolk teens

PUBLISHED: 00:53 20 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:41 03 March 2010

TICKETS are on sale for a safe club dance event for teenagers - the first of its kind to be held in Felixstowe.

The Lowbiza event has regularly taken place in the Waveney area for the past18 months, and has attracted between 400 and 600 youngsters.

TICKETS are on sale for a safe club dance event for teenagers – the first of its kind to be held in Felixstowe.

The Lowbiza event has regularly taken place in the Waveney area for the past18 months, and has attracted between 400 and 600 youngsters.

The Felixstowe event is being held at The Wave nightclub, above Charles Manning's Amusement Park, Sea Road, on Thursday October 25.

It is for all 13 to 17 years olds in the Suffolk Coastal area, with free transport being laid on to bring people in from outlying villages and towns.

Belle Coaches, Forget Me Not Travel, and Whincops of Peasenhall are providing coaches from Wickham Market, Leiston, Aldeburgh, Saxmundham, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Kesgrave and Martlesham.

Lowbiza aims to provide a drug, alcohol and tobacco-free dance event in a safe club environment and to promote awareness of issues affecting young people, such as personal safety, health matters, drug or safe sex advice.

Youth workers are on hand during the event to speak to anyone who might want to talk about problems or seek advice.

It was set up to counteract problems such as lack of facilities for the young, poor transport, and to foster good relations with the police.

The events are organised by the Lowbiza Partnership, which includes Suffolk police, The Wave nightclub, Suffolk Coastal council, Suffolk Health, Millennium Volunteers, Suffolk Coastal crime prevention panels, Neighbourhood Watch and Community Education.

A generous cash donation from Sizewell Power Station means there will be a number of giveaways on the night, and Perspective Signs Ltd, of Ipswich, have kindly donated an illuminated Lowbiza sign.

Tickets are £3 and available from schools and youth clubs. Next week – half-term – they will be available from police stations at Felixstowe, Woodbridge and Leiston. There will be a limited number available on the door on the night at £4.

Anyone who purchases a ticket can book a free coach place by calling 01986 835325.

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