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First event puts youth project on course

PUBLISHED: 06:33 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:57 02 June 2010

A FILM screening for young people in Watton proved a successful first event for the town's new youth project.

Over 40 young people attended a Halloween showing of Ghostbusters at Wayland Hall put on by Project Rainbow and the Police.

A FILM screening for young people in Watton proved a successful first event for the town's new youth project.

Over 40 young people attended a Halloween showing of Ghostbusters at Wayland Hall put on by Project Rainbow and the Police.

The youngsters were also able to enjoy free popcorn donated by Edwards newsagents.

Money for the event was raised by Watton police who said they were pleased that very few disorder crimes had been reported in the town during the evening.

Project Rainbow is due to open it new youth drop-in centre at the town's former doctor's surgery later this month.

The project is renting the surgery but hopes a £4.8m bid to the My Place Fund, a government- run source of money which is administered by The Big Lottery Fund, will be successful and enable it to buy the premises and increase what is on offer for youngsters.

Last week Iceni Developments, which owns the surgery, was granted planning permission to build 14 flats on the site.

Both the developer and the team behind Project Rainbow say that the planning permission is merely a back up plan in the event of the project having to fold because the lottery bid is unsuccessful and no other sources of funding can be found.

To find out more about Project Rainbow and vote on what the drop-in centre will be called visit www.project-rainbow.org.uk

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