December 9, 2010
New Burnham-On-Sea Dreamscheme group to launch in 2011
new Dreamscheme youth group is to be set up in Burnham-On-Sea
during the early part of 2011, with organisers appealing for volunteers
Highbridge's Dreamscheme group has been incredibly successful,
recently winning several awards, and now a similar group is to
be created in Burnham by officers at Burnham Police Station.
PC Matt Pearce told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Following the success
of the Highbridge Dreamscheme and the positive effects it has
had on both the Highbridge community and the anti-social behaviour
statistics, we are keen to start a Burnham Dreamscheme."
"In order to get the scheme off the ground, we are seeking
enthusiastic individuals from the Burnham area to get in touch.
Anyone interested in volunteering with the new group would be
very welcome to give me a call to find out more."
Pearce can be contacted at Burnham Police Station on 0845 456
The Highbridge police beat team, in partnership with the town's
Local Action Team, set up the Highbridge Dreamscheme in January
2009 in response to concerns about anti-social behaviour during
the school holidays.
The scheme is entirely self-funded and is staffed by volunteers
who put in a huge amount of hard work in setting up and running
community sessions varying from craft making and fundraising car
washes to litter picks while earning points towards treats such
as trips to theme parks and other group rewards.
Pictured are youngsters in the successful Highbridge Dreamscheme
group, which Burnham hopes to emulate