Youth Project celebrated at Alderside Farm Allotments

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Mayor of Newry and Mourne District Council, Councillor Charlie Casey met with the 1st Dromore Scouts and the Alderside Farm Allotment Association to celebrate the success of their new project.

The project is a collaboration between the Allotment Association Committee and 1st Dromore Scouts to try and engage young people in an inter-generational diversionary initiative. The project was funded by the Confiscation Receipts Fund through the Newry and Mourne Community Safety Partnership and while it required only a small amount of funding the project is proving to be successful.

The Mayor commended the Association and the young people for their hard work to date and said he was sure they were all looking forward to sampling the fruits of their labours when food will be picked. He said he hoped that the project would develop and grow to include other young people from across Newry.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Community Safety Partnership, Councillor Michael Ruane said it was an important pilot initiative as it had so many benefits for the community.

For more information on this initiative, please contact the CSP Office on 028 3031 3078.

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