Fun filled summer
A new, bright ideas blueprint - free
to every household - could make boredom a thing of the past for
young people this summer.
The 'Nothing to do - Think Again!' brochure led hundreds of St
Helens youngsters to a range of fun, organised opportunities around
the borough last year.
Now it's been updated for summer 2011 to include all last year's
favourites - and a few new ones besides. It will be going out to
every household in the borough from 18 July and be distributed
through libraries, youth centres, the police and housing
From live music to free swimming sessions and sports activities,
the guide has it covered. It also lists what's on offer at youth
centres across St.Helens, plus events listings including art
exhibitions, nature walks and fun days. There really is
something for everyone!
Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Safer Communities and Youth
Councillor Sue Murphy said: "The brochure is packed with ideas and
was a huge success last year."
To make sure everyone enjoys themselves safely this summer, the
council and its Community Safety Partners will also be re-running
the successful Safespace campaign in the borough's parks and open
With lighter nights often bringing an upturn in anti-social
behaviour, particularly off road vehicle nuisance, Merseyside
Police will be stepping up patrols in hotspot areas identified by
residents. Helena Partnerships are also running a number of youth
activities to steer young people away from potentially harmful
"As well as causing excessive noise and making peoples' lives a
misery, these vehicle can pose real dangers for others," said
Councillor Murphy, "with reckless riding on pavements, grassed
areas or play areas."
Riding any motorbike, quad bike or mini moto off-road on public
land in St.Helens is illegal. You can report anti-social behaviour
or off-road vehicle nuisance by calling Merseyside Police on 0151
To find out what's going on in St.Helens go to www.sthelens.gov.uk/whatsoninsthelens
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