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Youth clubs will stay open later at night

PUBLISHED: 17:01 08 December 2008 | UPDATED: 09:54 11 August 2010

THE GOVERMENT has pumped £25,000 into the borough to enable youth clubs to stay open later on Friday and Saturday nights. Ministers hope the scheme will reduce anti-social behaviour by giving teenagers somewhere to go in the evenings. David Horne, counc

THE GOVERMENT has pumped £25,000 into the borough to enable youth clubs to stay open later on Friday and Saturday nights.

Ministers hope the scheme will reduce anti-social behaviour by giving teenagers somewhere to go in the evenings.

David Horne, council youth offending team manager, said: "This new funding is excellent news. Young people need interesting and safe places to go on Friday and Saturday nights."

Barking and Dagenham is one of 77 areas chosen to benefit from the scheme, which is part of the government's efforts to reduce youth crime.


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