Community Safety Partnership launches fun activities thanks to Space funding

Tamworth Community Safety Partnership has unveiled a host of FREE activities for young people to promote safety and crime prevention over the summer months, after it secured £15,000 funding from the Staffordshire Police & Crime Commissioner’s Space scheme.

Tamworth Community Safety Partnership includes Tamworth Borough Council, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service and Staffordshire County Council and will deliver the summer activity programme across the borough.

Space 2018 has been launched by Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire Matthew Ellis, aiming to reduce levels of ASB reported to the police, promote personal health and social development, team building and new experiences for young people in Staffordshire and to keep communities safer.

The activity programme - Space - is aimed at 8 to17 year-olds and will run from Monday, July 23 until Friday, August 31. This is in addition to the programme of activities being organised as part of Tamworth Borough Council’s annual Summer Playscheme.

The activities, which take place throughout Tamworth, include:

Boxing sessions for boys and girls at the Cornerpost Gym in Orchard Street:

Mondays to Thursdays, 5.30pm-6.30pm, 11-13 year-olds  

Mondays to Thursdays, 6.30pm-7.30pm, 14-17 year-olds  

Mondays to Thursdays, 7.30pm-8.30pm, 18 years and over 

Street Sports - Football and other fun sports run in conjunction with Tamworth Borough Council Sports Development team on the town’s Multi Use Play Areas at various locations including:  

Romney, Belgrave (Mondays); Tennis Courts, Castle Grounds (Tuesdays); Hawksworth, Glascote Heath (Wednesdays); Wigginton Park (Thursdays);  Crowden Road , Stonydelph (Fridays).

Sessions take place from 12pm to 2pm.

Jump Xtreme, Wilnecote:

Thursdays and Fridays from July 26 to August 31(6pm-7pm) 10-17 year-olds.

LIMITED SPACES PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL

No more than two people per booking. Maximum one session, per person, per week.

*Must quote SPACE2018 when booking*

A redemption code per person will be emailed which MUST be shown to confirm booking.  NO admission without confirmation.

There will also be five sessions of nail art at the Cornerpost Education Centre in Orchard Street running from August 13 to August 17– 12pm-2pm.

Activities will include polish practice with art pens and animal prints, gems and glitter, introduction to gel nails and introduction to dipping powders. BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01827 314111 (Limited spaces)

Art in the skate park – Beat Box Art – August 17 and August 31 (12pm-3.30pm) 10-17 years.

Art in the skate park – Street Dance Art – August 10 and August 24 (12pm – 3.30pm) 10-17 years.

#GET WILD Wildlife sessions - activities in Tamworth’s Nature Reserves lead by young people to encourage safe and responsible play in the natural environment.  Includes den building, pond dipping, bat boxes, insect hunting.

Thursdays, 1pm–1.30pm 8–13 year-olds; at locations:

Wigginton Park - July 26 and August 16; Dosthill Park - August 2 and August 23;   Hodge Lane, Amington - August 9 and August 30.

Aerial Hoop Activity Sessions at Shapeshifters, Church Street, Tamworth.

Thursdays (12pm-1pm) and Fridays (11am–12pm) from July 26 to August 24 (12pm–1pm) 8–17 year-olds.

Booking is essential on 07427442964 or 01827 767280.

During the school summer holidays, there are a range of activities taking place throughout Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent as part of Space 2018. You can find out more at www.staffordshirespace.uk  follow Space 2018 on Twitter @StaffsSpace, Facebook and via the Community Safety Partnership website www.safertamworth.org

Cllr Stephen Doyle, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Communities & Partnerships, said: “I am delighted that the Tamworth Community Safety Partnership has been able to secure £15,000 of funding from the Staffordshire Police & Crime Commissioner’s Space scheme to deliver, with partners, a wide range of free activities for young people in Tamworth. 

“The opportunities will promote further involvement and there are also places for people to volunteer and assist to deliver worthwhile activity to prevent anti-social behaviour and boredom during the long summer holidays.”