If your business provides activities for young people aged between 8–17 then the Staffordshire Space programme wants to work with you to provide a space (no pun intended!) where all local activities are advertised.
Staffordshire’s Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime, Matthew Ellis is calling out for businesses across Staffordshire to feature their summer activities on the popular Space website, which received over 20,000 visits during the summer 6-week period last year.
Blasting off on 22 July, Staffordshire Space aims to provide fun, positive activities throughout the school summer holiday and gives young people the opportunity to build their confidence, develop life skills, improve their health and general wellbeing.
The Commissioner said ‘Since relaunching in 2015, the Space programme has gone from strength to strength with year on year attendances increasing each time and levels of anti-social behaviour dipping during these weeks. This year we would love to work more closely with local businesses to promote their activities under the Space banner on our website. This will provide free publicity for businesses and make it easier for young people to see a full list of what is going on in their area.’
Space was originally an activities scheme led by police in Staffordshire during the 80s and 90s aimed at engaging with young people. The new version of Space, coordinated by the Staffordshire Commissioner’s office, has similar objectives however activities will be planned and delivered by a wider collaboration of public and voluntary organisations, including the Police.
More information, including a calendar of events will be available over the coming weeks. Keep checking www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk/space for updates.