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Issue:- 10 April 2014

Commissioner visits Club2Go

A CHARITY helping police reduce crime and anti social behaviour has been praised by Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner.  Clive Grunshaw visited the mobile Club2Go bus when it parked up in Crosslands Park, Hawes Side, Blackpool, this lunchtime (MONDAY), and was impressed by the passion and enthusiasm of everyone involved with the project.  The initiative, run by Lancashire Boys and Girls Clubs, aims to tackle problems in neighbourhoods by putting on structured activities for hard to reach children and teenagers, and works with local police officers and police community support officers to reduce trouble in targeted areas.  The Commissioner watched youngsters playing football under the supervision of FA coaches on the first day of their Easter holidays, and said:- "Partnership work is vital of we are to reduce anti-social behaviour and make our neighbourhoods better places to live for everyone.  The young people Club 2 Go reaches out to often have nowhere else to go, so the service really is a lifeline. I was pleased to hear on my visit how closely the staff are working with the local police and PCSOs in the areas they visit, and the positive impact the bus has on levels of crime and disorder. It was clear to see the difference this type of initiative is making to people in the communities it visits." The mobile bus relies on grant funding, and will be visiting various locations across Blackpool over the Easter holidays. You can find more information on the Club2Go Facebook page.

Runcorn celebrates 50th birthday

ON the River Mersey to the South East of Liverpool, the Town of Runcorn is celebrating it's 50th birthday this year. Officially it's was set up as a New Town on 10 April 1964, that was designated by government with the primary purpose of providing housing and employment for people from Liverpool and Merseyside. Runcorn and the surrounding area was initially expected to accommodate approximately 30,000 people who where migrating, mainly due to post-war 'slum' clearance within Liverpool. The then Runcorn New Town was largely the vision of a single man, an Architect and Town Planner, called Arthur Ling. Today, over 45,000 residents currently live within Halton Borough, that includes Runcorn and Widnes. Historically the area is important as a crossing point, but became even more important when London and North Western Railway (LNWR) built one of it's major railway bridges, the Runcorn Railway Bridge, also known as the Ethelfleda Bridge or the Britannia Bridge, that was opened in 1868 and is still in use today. Over April and May to mark the anniversary the Town will be hosting many events, to allow its residents, both young and old to share their memories and to look at its future. other events are also planned and a program can be seen via on the pdf you can download by clicking on here. For the latest information visit:-

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