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Swaffham youngsters to have say online

PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 December 2008 | UPDATED: 11:08 08 July 2010

AN online vote is set to give youngsters in Swaffham a big say in the activities planned for them over the next two years.

A raft of organisations in Swaffham, including the police, the town council and the Iceni Development Partnership, have met to draw up a skeleton plan of events to ensure young people have things to do.

AN online vote is set to give youngsters in Swaffham a big say in the activities planned for them over the next two years.

A raft of organisations in Swaffham, including the police, the town council and the Iceni Development Partnership, have met to draw up a skeleton plan of events to ensure young people have things to do.

And now they are looking for young people to help fill in the gaps and put their own distinctive mark on the plans.

Early in the New Year an

online vote will take place where every young person in Swaffham will be invited to choose from a range of events they would like to see happen during two “away days” due to take place next August.

A “youth action planning committee” will also be formed

to help co-ordinate events, including a big family day to

be held in February, a school

ball and a summer camp.

Dennis Tallon from the Iceni Partnership said: “It was a very productive meeting and we looked at all the dates for the next two years.

“We have planned at lot of specific events, such as four discos which will be hosted by the community police, football training during half term, and many more.

“In August we will be

holding two away days where

we will be taking the

youngsters on a trip and we are going to be setting up an online poll so they can choose the activities they do.”

Mr Tallon said that now a calendar of events had been put in place it would be a lot easier to seek funding for the packed programme.

He said: “We have the dates,

and the new youth action

planning committee will play a key role in shaping and running the events.”

The internet poll will be launched in January. For more information contact the Iceni Partnership on 01760 722800.

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