Bid to give youngsters more to do in Wrentham

Emily DennisMoves to prevent anti-social behaviour in Wrentham and give young people more to do in the village have a received a boost. Plans are being drawn up for the Four Towns community bus to visit Wrentham during the Spring and Summer - giving young people access to a range of activities as well as an opportunity to meet up with their friends.Emily Dennis

Moves to prevent antisocial behav-iour in Wrentham, near Lowestoft, and give young people more to do in the village have a received a boost.

Plans are being drawn up for the Four Towns community bus to visit Wrentham during the spring and summer, giving youngsters access to a range of activities as well as a chance to meet up with their friends.

The bus - a converted double-decker containing Play Stations, a computer suite, a plasma TV and other equipment - is run by community volunteers and regularly calls at Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and Southwold.

The Wrentham visits have been agreed thanks to funding from the owner of Southwold Pier, Stephen Bournes, and additional support from Wrentham Parish Council and Suffolk county councillor Tony Goldson.


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The offer of support came at the Southwold and Halesworth Safer Neighbourhood Team community priority-setting meeting.

PC Simon Green, of Suffolk police, said Mr Bournes had inquired about the bus project, and its potential in reducing antisocial behaviour at Wrentham.

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"Mr Bournes offered to fund the �800 needed for the bus to call at Wrentham. This is a great result for the Four Towns bus, Wrentham and young people in the village, and a very generous offer by a community-minded local business-man."

The parish council and Mr Goldson followed up Mr Bournes' pledge with further offers of financial support.

Further details of the exact dates the bus will be in Wrentham will be announced nearer the time.

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