Showing the positive side of our youth

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PARENTS in Pinchbeck who want to show the positive side of young people living in the village took an important step on Monday.

Pinchbeck Youth Association held its first meeting at The Ship to talk about fundraising ideas to provide – in the first instance – a skate park.

Mother of two Rheiba Dawson, who is chair of the association, is spearheading the move in the village to do something useful to improve facilities for children and thus stop the bad press that has been associated with young people living there in the past.

“Our initial plan is to raise funds for a skateboard park but we are looking at raising more funds for what the kids want,” said Miss Dawson. “The association wants to get better facilities for the kids in the village and that might encompass a youth club.”

A Facebook page that has been opened for Pinchbeck Youth Association has attracted 60 people, with a further 150 waiting to be accepted.

See plans for the skateboard park, which will hopefully be in place next summer, on a notice board in Church Street.