Archive for April 4th, 2013

Divert April 4th

April 4, 2013

Organised by the Waterlooville North Safer Neighbourhood Team, with the lead officer PC Matt James, Divert is a scheme which takes young people who have been involved in anti-social behaviour and encourages them to put something back into the local community.

This morning I met up with the team and eight young lads at the Youth Wing at the Acorn Centre. From there we went to Connors Keep sheltered housing block in Robin Gardens, where we were given clothing and tools to strip and repaint some benches for the residents to use in the warmer weather.

Despite the cold and snow (!), the lads all worked hard and seemed to be getting a lot of satisfaction from their efforts. Lunch came with pizzas and wedges, and hot or cold drinks.

After I left they were going to continue working on the benches, and also do some litter picking.

Rubbing down ........

Rubbing down ……..

....... and re-painting

……. and re-painting