4YP – Basketball hoops to reduce antisocial behaviour in Flitwick.

Flitwick is third most deprived part of Central Bedfordshire. 4YP have a youth work provision in Flitwick. Large groups frequently gather in Millennium park and there are issues with low level Anti-Social Behaviour including littering, nuisance bike riding but more recently there is also evidence of drug usage. The pandemic has devastated the usual sports and activity schemes usually offered by 4YP/FTC and this has given rise to the request of basketball hoops as they would safely accommodate socially distanced activity either run as coached sessions or supporting their own independent games. The area identified for the basketball hoops is next to the youth hub which would be ideal to offer some structured group 'coaching' sessions, while still leaving lots of opportunity for young people to access the facility and organise their own games.

4YP would also provide funding for 6x 1Hr coached basketball sessions over the summer months.

AREAS INVOLVED

  • CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE

PRIORITY GROUPS:

  • Children and Young People
  • Low Socio Economic Groups

FUNDING AWARDED:

£3750

Results in pictures

Image credit: Flitwick Town Council