February 16, 2011
Burnham-On-Sea Dreamscheme group to launch this month
Burnham-On-Sea's long-awaited Dreamscheme youth club is to
launch later this month.
Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported last
year that Burnham Police wanted to repeat the success of Highbridge's
award-winning Dreamscheme by setting up a similar group in the
The new group will launch with a half-term open day on Tuesday
(22nd February) from 10.30am-2.30pm at the BAY Centre in Cassis
Children aged 8-14 years will be able to join the group and find
out more about the rewards they can earn by doing fun community
Dreamscheme Leader John Alexander, pictured above, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We've had a fantastic response from volunteers wanting to
help us run the group and there are now 11 leaders in place."
"There's also been lots of interest from children wanting
to take part. 22 have signed up and many others have expressed
"At our open day, we'll be letting the youngsters pick the
community tasks that we'll be doing in Burnham and then deciding
on the treats they can earn."
Inspector Roger Tolley from Burnham Police, who is a big supporter
of the scheme, told Burnham-On-Sea.com he welcomes the launch.
"This is a very good opportunity for our community to give
direction and support to our young people. If we can engage them
early on and encourage them to appreciate values and to respect
our community then that's a big step towards making Burnham stronger,"
Dreamscheme groups are entirely self-funded and are staffed by
volunteers who run community activities - such as craft making,
fundraising car washes and litter picks - to help them earn points
towards treats such as trips to theme parks and other fun activities.
Burnham's MP, Tessa Munt, will be attending nextv week's launch
of the scheme in Burnham.