Making Space in Biddulph

space logoStaffordshire Moorlands District Council is backing the re-launch of the popular Space scheme by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis to provide fun activities for young people during the school summer holiday.

Space was originally an activities scheme led by police in Staffordshire during the 80’s and 90’s aimed at engaging with young people. The new version of Space, coordinated by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, has similar objectives and is aimed at 11 and 17 year-olds. The activities have been planned and delivered by a wider collaboration of public and voluntary organisations, including the Police. Mr Ellis has pledged up to £140,000 to fund activities with an aim to increase skills, improve health and general wellbeing by creating opportunities to engage with young people positively. Activities will include sporting events, arts and crafts and music production. The Space scheme will runs until Friday 4 September and will cover areas across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Mr Ellis said: “I am bringing back a new version of Space to provide activities for youngsters during the school holidays. It aims to provide a positive experience for young people and opportunity to engage with public and voluntary sector organisations. The Chief Constable has agreed that neighbourhood policing teams will be at the heart of Space and is enthusiastically behind it.” Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has worked closely with the PCC’s office to organise and plan local Space activities. More information, including a calendar of events, is available at

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