FEB 00] WEST MIDLANDS POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Police Authority Cheque For Coventry Youth Scheme
Coventry youngsters involved in the
Mobile Youth Scheme (MOBYS) are to benefit from cash donated from West
Midlands Police Authority’s Initiative Fund.
MOBYS was set up to provide the young people of Tanyard Farm with
activities designed to interest them and kept them from hanging round
the streets and possibly getting into trouble.
The scheme, which began last summer, has proved to be a huge
success with disorder and nuisance crimes in the area having reduced
Sector Inspector, Mark Evans, said:
"This is a good example of how the partnership approach can
divert youngsters from causing problems by giving them something
worthwhile to do.
"So far 35 youngsters are involved in the scheme and take
part in a variety of activities. We hope to increase that number
substantially. The activities are aimed at teaching team-building
skills and boosting the confidence of individuals. This has led to
an improvement in the quality of life on the estate and has brought
together members from the two housing trusts, Orbit and Guiness, the
residents’ association, police and members of the Midland Sports
Inspector Evans paid tribute to Chris Wright and Wendy Jackson of
the Sports Development Team of the Midland Sports Centre who have
organised the scheme.
The cheque, for £500, is due to be presented by a Police Authority
member and local Councillor Mrs Colleen Fletcher on Wednesday 9
Inspector Mark Evans 024 76 539030
Ann Gass, Press & Publicity Officer 024 76 539090