Talks over BMX site for village

PUBLISHED: 13:16 26 July 2007 | UPDATED: 15:12 12 May 2010

A NEW BMX mound could be developed in Bassingbourn as councillors seek to provide more activities for young people. County councillor Linda Oliver has held meetings with the police community support officers covering the Bassingbourn area, and with parish

A NEW BMX mound could be developed in Bassingbourn as councillors seek to provide more activities for young people.

County councillor Linda Oliver has held meetings with the police community support officers covering the Bassingbourn area, and with parish councillors and residents.

Cllr Oliver said the meeting with the police was primarily for an exchange of information.

"We talked about ways to reduce anti-social behaviour in Bassingbourn.

She has also met residents who have had problems with anti-social behaviour.

"Here we looked at ways people can work more closely with police to tackle anti-social behaviour and also how the parish council can provide more for youngsters to do."

The ideas discussed were providing a BMX area and use of the facilities at Bassingbourn Barracks.

Cllr Oliver said: "We're looking at three potential sites in the village for the BMX mound."

She said she had spoken to the barracks about allowing youngsters to use the assault course.

"Obviously we have to make sure we balance the needs of all Bassingbourn's residents, but providing activities for youngsters will help enormously in the battle with anti-social behaviour," she said.

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