Clowne: Youngster is rewarded for contribution to community
The scheme awards ‘Think Positive’ tickets to young people who have been recognised for good behaviour or making a positive contribution to their community.
The tickets can be given out by officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood teams, Derbyshire County Council Multi-Agency Team officers, Extreme Wheels and Sporting Futures staff, Bolsover District Council’s CAN Rangers and housing officers and Rykneld Homes.
Clowne youth, Georgia Crapper, was presented with a Think Positive certificate and a £20 shopping voucher after being nominated by district youth worker, Tony Patterson.
Georgia volunteered to help pick up litter and tidy the grounds of Linear Park in Clowne to help improve the area.
Tony said: “I think this is a brilliant initiative. It is really important that young people’s behaviour is recognised for the right reasons and in positive circumstances. Hopefully this will help to breakdown some of the more negative perceptions that can exist towards young people.”
The scheme is aimed at young people aged between eight and 17, and has been jointly funded by Bolsover and North East Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership.
Sergeant Paul Smith, of the Bolsover and North East Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership, said: “The Think Positive initiative is all about recognising the contributions that many young people make on a daily basis but very often go unnoticed.”