Young People Get Active In Stockport
Published by JeffMcM for Equity Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities
Young people in Stockport have been taking part in an initiative to involve them in positive behaviour over the Halloween period.
‘Activity Week’ was organised and sponsored by Equity Housing Group, Stockport Borough Council, Stockport Homes, Greater Manchester Police and the Fire Service.
Together, they visited local areas, encouraging young people to sign up for a series of activities. One of the biggest attractions was the ‘Games Beast’, a converted bus in which the young people could take part in X-box and PlayStation games.
Activity Week was an opportunity for young people to meet, make new friends and engage with local agencies including the Police and Fire Service. It was also aimed at giving the youngsters something constructive and positive to do during a period in which they might otherwise have been tempted to get involved in anti-social behaviour.
Equity’s Chief Executive David Fisher said: “Young people are a vital part of every community, so we’re delighted to have been able to support something positive for their benefit, which has also given us an opportunity to meet them and listen to their views. We want to help create local communities that people are proud to live in and where they can thrive. Events like this support the work being done by the Equity Foundation in helping us to achieve this.”
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