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Fire stations hold sport sessions to tackle anti-social behaviour
4:30pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
FIRE stations are holding sporting sessions for youngsters in the hope of keeping them out of trouble.
As part of the Treacle campaign, Hindley, Atherton and Leigh fire stations will become Sport Zones where children and young adults can try sporting activities such as football, climbing, boxing, dance.
The Treacle campaign is designed to prevent, tackle and protect against anti-social behaviour and criminal damage while reducing incidents and injuries during the Halloween and bonfire period.
Borough manager Steve Sheridan said: "It's fantastic that our stations can open their doors to the young community during Treacle to help keep them fit and active.
"It will allow young people to take part in team building and sporting activities and will allow them to engage with our firefighters as role models."
Hindley fire station’s Sport Zone will be open from 7.30pm until 9pm on Thursday evenings until November 7, while similar sessions will be held in Atherton from 4.30pm until 6pm on Thursday afternoons and in Leigh from 2pm until 4pm on Saturdays.
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