Lifestyle sessions at the Ghetto in Grimsby
The East Marsh Neighbourhood Policing Team in Grimsby is currently involved in an antisocial behaviour project that is linked to a local youth facility called the Ghetto. This is a large indoor skate park with ramps that have different degrees of difficulty for bikes, scooters and skate boards.
The Tribune Trust are supporting the Neighbourhood Policing Team to extend the project for another 12 months. The Ghetto has agreed to host talks and youth sessions for the local community. The neighbourhood policing team will attend the sessions and join in with the activities. Young people will have the opportunity to see the person behind the uniform and engage with the local neighbourhood team on a more positive basis.
The local football club has financed a youth worker who, together with the police, will cover key subjects during the sessions such as knife crime, anti-social behaviour, child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation and young people involved in crime.
The Young Peoples Support Services (YPSS) will also be involved in the lifestyle sessions. YPSS and the police will have direct engagement with the young people and their families. This will facilitate any referrals to other partner agencies and provide knowledge and guidance for the whole family.
The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Ian Walter is shown presenting a cheque to the owners of the skate park and members of the East Marsh Neighbourhood Policing Team