Street Stuff kids enjoy ski slope visit
A group of young people from Renfrew enjoyed a visit to Xscape’s Sno!Zone recently as reward for their community spirit.
The youngsters carried out a clean-up of the King George V playing fields after being inspired by their involvement in Renfrewshire’s Street Stuff programme.
In appreciation of their efforts, a visit to Xscape was organised for a session on the ski slope provided free of charge by Sno!Zone.
The Street Stuff initiative provides a wide range of community and sports activities. The aim is to give youngsters things to do that divert them from antisocial behaviour and also help them contribute to the communities they live in.
Cllr Marie McGurk, convenor of Renfrewshire Council’s environment and infrastructure policy boards, said: “It’s great that these young people have been rewarded by Sno!Zone for their hard work and community spirit. Giving up their own free time to clean the playing fields sends out a very positive message to other young people.
“An important part of our Clean Renfrewshire campaign is the message to ‘do your bit’ and they have certainly done that!
“Street Stuff has been a great success in reducing disorder caused by antisocial behaviour over the past five years. But it’s about so much more than keeping these young people away from trouble – it’s about activities that instil a sense of ownership and pride in their communities.”
The Street Stuff programme attracts more than 15,000 young people a year and has led to youth disorder dropping between 14% and 30% in each area where it operates.
Street Stuff is run in partnership by Renfrewshire Council, Strathclyde Police, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, Engage Renfrewshire, Arriva, St Mirren FC and Reid Kerr College.
Press Release by Renfrewshire Council.