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Durham PCC hails Horden Youth Café as a shining example

Durham PCC hails Horden Youth Café as a shining example

Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner visited young people at their Youth Café in Horden, Peterlee on Monday evening. The café has previously won an award for their ongoing work in tackling anti-social behaviour in the local area.

Councillor Dennis Maddison, who has been involved in the youth project since it began, said:

“It was great to see Ron Hogg proactive in his new role and interacting with the young people who attended on Monday, whose ages ranged from 8-22 years old. The Commissioner has seen first- hand how the project has successfully kept anti-social behaviour down. A further £9,800 has been set aside to fund the youth café every Monday and Wednesday evening until February 2014”.

Commenting on the success of the project, Mr Hogg said:

“Not only do the young people in Horden have a fun place to go to keep them occupied each week, but the initiative has been vital in driving down anti-social behaviour within the area.

“The success of the youth café is not only measured by the falling number of anti-social behaviour incidents, but also by the rising number of young people who turn up every week. All those who have made this youth project so successful are an excellent example to other youth clubs or community groups across County Durham and Darlington who are trying to achieve similar goals”.

Posted on Wednesday 6th March 2013
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