A residents’ group has secured a grant to pay for six sessions of caged football and a presentation night for youngsters in Bedlington.
The Burnside Estate Residents’ Group teamed up with East Bedlington Parish Council to secure a grant from the Police Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund to pay for six sessions and a presentation night at East Bedlington Community Centre.
Group chairman Keith Scantlebury said: “We had six sessions last year and it was a complete success, about 360 kids enjoyed themselves over the course of the event.”
The parish council and social landlord Bernicia funded a pilot programme of sessions during the summer of 2013.
These were so successful the residents’ group sought the help of the council to apply for the Police Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund, where they were awarded £1,400 towards the cost of the sessions.