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An appeal is being made for businesses in the Moorlands to get involved with this year’s summer holiday activities programme for youngsters

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An appeal is being made for businesses in the Moorlands to get involved with this year’s summer holiday activities programme for youngsters.

If your business provides activities for young people aged between eight to 17 years old then the organisers of the Staffordshire Space programme would like to work with you to provide a space where all local activities are advertised.

Staffordshire’s Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime, Matthew Ellis is calling out for businesses across Staffordshire to feature their summer activities on the Space website, which received over 20,000 visits during the summer six-week period last year.

Blasting off on July 22, Staffordshire Space aims to provide “fun, positive activities throughout the school summer holiday and gives young people the opportunity to build their confidence, develop life skills, improve their health and general wellbeing.”

Mr Ellis said: “Since relaunching in 2015, the Space programme has gone from strength to strength with year on year attendances increasing each time and levels of anti-social behaviour dipping during these weeks.

“This year we would love to work more closely with local businesses to promote their activities under the Space banner on our website.

“This will provide free publicity for businesses and make it easier for young people to see a full list of what is going on in their area.”

Space was originally an activities scheme led by police in Staffordshire during the 80s and 90s aimed at engaging with young people. The new version of Space has similar objectives however activities are planned and delivered by a wider collaboration of public and voluntary organisations, including the Police.

For further information on how your business can get involved in the scheme, contact Jonathan Connolly on 01785 232582 or email space@staffordshire-pfcc.pnn.gov.uk.

To keep up to date on this year’s Space programme, go online to www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk/space

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