Crime and Disorder Reduction Partners 'Spring Into Action!'

The multi-agency operation called 'SpringWatch' will see partners working together to provide young people with a number of free diversionary activities and to reduce anti-social behaviour by increasing policing to priority areas.

With funding from St. Helens Council's Safer Communities Team, Helena Partnerships will give younger residents the chance to get active at 'Ramp Rider' Skate Parks and 'Roll Up Roll up' Wall-Climbing sessions; St. Helens Council Youth Service will hold a number of free arts and crafts sessions, and The Fire Support Network will provide Cage Football sessions to young footballers in Moss Bank.

Merseyside Police will also target areas that have previously suffered from anti-social behaviour by increasing uniform bicycle patrols to woods, parks and open spaces and by carrying out additional Quad Bike patrols in areas experiencing off- road vehicle nuisance.

Rod Jones, Anti-Social Behaviour Manager for Safer Communities, St. Helens Council says, " Although anti-social behaviour continues to fall in St. Helens we have noticed an increase in some rowdy behaviour in Spring when the nights get lighter and the days get warmer. We want to combat this by paying extra attention to vulnerable areas, and by providing young people with some fun diversionary activities to get involved with."

Chief Inspector Mike Constantine says, "We are committed to tackling anti-social behaviour in St. Helens and will continue to work together in partnership to keep our Community safe."

Activities will include;

Ramp Riders (All Ages Welcome) -  Ramps and Rails for Bikes, Boards and Skates!
· Moss Lodge, Inman Avenue, Parr 12th April 12 - 4pm
· Derbyshire Hill Youth Centre,Derbyshire Hill Road, Parr 14th & 15th April 4 - 7:30pm
· Gloucester Street, Parr - 21st & 22nd April 4 - 7:30pm
· Bold Miners Neighbourhood Centre Fleet Lane, Parr - 26th & 27th April 4 -7:30pm  
· St Theresa's School, Cannon Street, Four Acre -  28th & 29th April 4 -7:30pm

Mural Painting (All ages welcome)- With Dead Cat Dreaming 
Winston Avenue (The Avenues, Parr) 24th April 2010 - 10am till 3pm

Roll up Roll up - Climbing Wall  
· Four Acre - Millersdale Monday 19th April 4 - 7:30pm 
· Sutton Village - Methodist Church, Herbert Street Wednesday 21st April  4 - 7:30pm
· Parr - Tickle Avenue, Car Park opposite re:new Parr - Friday 23rd April 4 - 7:30pm
· Parr - Gloucester Street -   Saturday 24th April  12 - 4pm
· Parr - Bold Miners Neighbourhood Centre, Derbyshire Hill Wednesday 28th April  4 - 7:30pm
· Parr - Cotswold Grove Thursday 29th April 4 - 7:30pm

For more information about the above events please contact Pauline Vass, Helena Partnerships on 01744 675680 or visitHelena Partnerships Events.

Fire Support Network Cage Football
KentMere Park, Moss Bank - 2nd / 9th / 16th and 23rd April.

For more information about dates and times, please contact Lauren Mitchell on 0151 296 4363 and or download a Cage Football Leaflet.

You can also contact St. Helens Council Youth Services on 01744 675924 to find out what's happening in your area.

Please visit our Youth Engagement page for more information.