TWO local police officers have launched a bid to try and get a youth worker installed in their communities of Landkey, Swimbridge and Bishops Tawton. PC Glyn Clark and PCSO Hannah Denton want to see more facilities for young people in the villages and a p
TWO local police officers have launched a bid to try and get a youth worker installed in their communities of Landkey, Swimbridge and Bishops Tawton.PC Glyn Clark and PCSO Hannah Denton want to see more facilities for young people in the villages and a paid youth worker to help organise and run them, to reduce the numbers of bored youngsters hanging about with nothing to do."The buses in Landkey stop at 6pm, both ways, so from that time onwards it is effectively shut off - there's a youth house at St Georges Road in Barnstaple but often no way to get to it," said PC Clark."Young people aged 15 or 16 should be allowed to be individuals and able to get around by themselves. It is the same for Bishops Tawton and Swimbridge."Devon Youth Service have said they can't provide a youth worker out here specifically, due to lack of funding and staff."One of the favourite congregating places in Landkey is the "infamous" bench on the main road in the centre of the village, which sometimes causes friction with those living nearby.As a temporary measure they are seeking someone who could drive an available minibus into the Barnstaple youth centre on certain evenings. They would also welcome any volunteer accredited youth workers. PC Clark and PCSO Denton would welcome any suggestions or offers of assistance. They can be contacted on 08456 569373 or 08456 567837 or via email on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org THE 'Landkey bench' is one of the places where young people hang out, so PC Glyn Clark and PCSO Hannah Denton hope to solve the problem by gaining a youth worker for the area.