Teens help tackle anti-social behaviour

SKATERS and bikers have taken part in an initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour.Babergh District Council organised for a mobile skate park to tour parts of Ipswich, Hadleigh, Sudbury, and Shotley, while giving youngsters information about alcohol and cannabis.

SKATERS and bikers have taken part in an initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Babergh District Council organised for a mobile skate park to tour parts of Ipswich, Hadleigh, Sudbury, and Shotley, while giving youngsters information about alcohol and cannabis.

Julia Catterwell, substance misuse officer with the district council, who organised the project, said: “The events have gone really well.

“We've had about 200 kids over the four days and they have really enjoyed it.

“The kids were asking about why we were there and we gave them out information about alcohol, criminal damage and anti-social behaviour and we hope they actually took it on board.

“There was a good community spirit at the events and this is something we need to do more of, to support activities which reduce crime.”

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Did you use the mobile skate park? Did you enjoy it and learn from the advice? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.