Youth mini-bus project a success'

PUBLISHED: 13:11 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:41 11 May 2010

MORE than 20 youngsters from Buntingford have enjoyed a night out in Stevenage due to the provision of a mini-bus service. In working together, police, Buntingford Town Council, and Buntingford Youth Council have been able to fund the mini-bus service whi

MORE than 20 youngsters from Buntingford have enjoyed a night out in Stevenage due to the provision of a mini-bus service.

In working together, police, Buntingford Town Council, and Buntingford Youth Council have been able to fund the mini-bus service which took youths to Liquid nightclub on the Stevenage Leisure Park during half-term for an under-18s night out.

Buntingford neighbourhood officer Sgt Duncan Wallace said: "This latest trip to the leisure park was first in a number of trips organised for the youth of Buntingford.

"It has been welcomed by both parents and the youths themselves.

"We are hoping that we can continue to provide this service for youths during the school holidays."

The trip comes after a youth survey conducted in March last year.

The youth council drew up a manifesto from its findings which showed that Buntingford's youngsters wanted access to facilities such as the leisure park in Stevenage.

A business application was then compiled and presented to partner agencies which have funded enough money for six trips to Stevenage.

Town clerk Jill Jones said: "This is proving to be a successful project and we are hoping that we can continue to provide this service with the possibility of increasing it if possible.

"These evenings give the youths something to focus on and makes sure that they are safe and keeping out of trouble."

The trips are likely to take place during the school holidays.

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