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Archive for the ‘Young people’ Category

Let’s get these lights for Victoria Park

by Jill Hope on 17 June, 2014

YOUNGSTERS play football in the multi games area in Victoria Park every Friday evening. At this time of year it’s not a problem, but once it gets darker it will be difficult for them to play without proper lights. THERE are streetlights on the path all round the multi-use games area, but the lights are […]

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Camp Hill Community Centre – the future

by Jill Hope on 18 March, 2011

THE BOROUGH Council is reviewing Community Centres across the whole town. Because centres that are run by the community can apply for grants, since the council is unable to do that, it might be better for many of the centres to change into community-run social enterprises. The choices being offered to community centres are: The […]

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Youth work matters

by Jill Hope on 17 March, 2011

SO OFTEN when you read about young people involved in vandalism or anti-social behaviour, the reason that is given is boredom. It can be difficult for youngsters who are old enough to want to go out, but too young to go into pubs or into Northampton in the evening. As the evenings get longer later […]

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APPARENTLY, according to protesters in Sheffield, when they are heading into Liberal Democrat conference. Alex White, the star of last week’s Scottish Conference, was attending her first Federal Conference at City Hall in Sheffield. She’s 14 years old. She’s had to endure what she called “vile abuse” as she’s gone back and forth from the […]

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Hunsbury Hill youth shelter – latest

by Jill Hope on 10 March, 2011

A NUMBER of people have responded to the request in the February FOCUS newsletter asking whether the Youth Shelter behind the Hill Shop should be moved. Everyone who has responded, including all the people who attended the Hills Residents meeting, agreed that the shelter should be moved. The site that has been proposed is the […]

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Hunsbury Hill and Shelfleys Parks – great news

by Jill Hope on 8 March, 2011

LAST year it was very disappointing when the application to the Playbuilder fund to pay for new play equipment in Hunsbury Hill Park failed. Even more so, when it was announced that the Playbuilder fund had ended. Now, some great news – funding for play equipment has been agreed. Both Hunsbury Hill Park and Shelfleys […]

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