Making Space in Kidsgrove


space logoYoung people can enjoy unlimited use of Borough Council leisure services at a reduced cost during the summer holidays as part of the resurrected Space Programme.

Space was originally an activities scheme led by Staffordshire Police during the 80s and 90s aimed at engaging with young people. The new version of Space – co-ordinated by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner – has similar objectives and is aimed at 11 to 17-year-olds. The activities are being planned and delivered by a wider collaboration of public and voluntary organisations, including the police. Additionally, youngsters aged between 13 and 17 who sign up for the Council’s Lyme Card can use all the facilities at Newcastle’s Jubilee2, the Brampton Museum and Kidsgrove Sports Centre for seven weeks between Monday, 20 July and the end of September for just £10. The Lyme Card provides access to football, swimming, climbing, gym sessions, exercise classes and visits to art and historical exhibitions. There are 500 spaces available on a first come, first served basis from midday on Monday, 13 July thanks to a £15,000 contribution from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire. Please contact Jubilee2 on 01782 616606 or Kidsgrove Sports Centre on 01782 786162 to reserve a place. For more information, contact Lucy Taylor, Sports Development Manager, on 01782 742615 or e-mail Cllr. Amelia Rout, Cabinet member for leisure, culture and localism, said: “It’s great that the much-loved Space scheme is being brought back and I’m delighted that the Borough Council is able to contribute by providing young people with this fantastic opportunity. It’s very easy to get bored during the long school break and potentially become involved in anti-social behaviour but we want to encourage children to fill their spare time with fun, healthy and positive activities.”



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