We hosted an event for 13 – 16 year olds at the River Dart Country Park on Saturday 13 October. The event, Make A Difference, was designed to help young people be more aware of issues relating anti-social behaviour and how it can impact on their lives and the lives of those around them. The Solomon Theatre Company provided an interactive drama workshop where they explored the effects of alcohol and binge drinking and how this affects people’s behaviour. One young person said that the workshop ‘made me realise how dangerous drinking alcohol is’.
Clare Beach, our Neighbourhood Services Manager said: “One of our priorities this year is to engage more with younger people with the aim of preventing anti-social behaviour. It also gave younger people the opportunity to have their voices heard so that they can make a difference in their community. We had a group of 16 youngsters who made the day a great success, I was impressed with how well they engaged with the workshop, their input will help us with our on-going work to tackle and prevent anti-social behaviour. The event was also attended by Police Community Support Officers and youth workers who we work with regularly and we really appreciate their support in helping to break down barriers with young people in our communities.”