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Media invite - Teddy Bears' Picnic

Date: 28 August 2015

Contact Name: Nyama Johnson

Contact No.: 07854 581633

Subject: Safely off the Streets Project

Teddy Bears' Picnic - end of summer programme event

WHAT: Media call and photo/filming opportunity - At the start of the summer holidays, over £9,000 was been awarded from PCC Ron Hogg and County Durham Community Foundation's Community Safety Fund 2015-16, to provide access to free activities for young people (aged 5 to 16) in Wheatley Hill.

Multi-sports, football coaching, dance, arts and youth drop-in sessions were offered, as well as specialised themed topics to help young people stay safe, such as road safety, bikeability and water safety.

WHY: The fund was awarded to improve community safety and reduce anti-social behaviour in the area, keep young people active and build social inclusion.

WHERE: Wheatley Hill Community Association, The Greenhills Centre, Stephens Terrace, Wheatley Hill, DH6 3JS.

WHO: Media opportunity to interview PCC Ron Hogg, Jane Robson (County Durham Community Foundation), Hilary Jamieson (Wheatley Hill Community Association), councillors and residents using the project's facilities throughout the 6 weeks summer holidays.

WHEN: Friday 28th August, 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.  Media interviews available at 1.45 p.m.



  • In total, £149,983 has been awarded from the Community Safety Fund to 21 different projects throughout County Durham and Darlington, aimed at improving community safety and reducing crime.
  • Wheatley Hill Community Association will continue to use their funding to provide activity programmes from October 2015 through to May 2016.
Posted on Friday 28th August 2015
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