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21 June 2016

Stephen Bartley (Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council) and Debbie Taylor (Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council), join Ryan Keery and local children to spread the word about this year’s BEAT programme.


Calling all young people aged 11 and over!  Don’t get bored this summer, join the B.E.A.T programme (Be Educated, Be Active, Be Together).  Beginning on Monday 4 July and running each Monday, Wednesday and Friday until Friday 26 August from 7pm to 10pm, the programme is taking place in:

Ballyclare Presbyterian Church

Glengormley Pavilion

Millgreen Youth Centre, Bawnmore

Rathenraw Community Centre, Antrim

Neillsbrook Community Centre, Randalstown

Come along and enjoy fun activities including martial arts, urban sports, drumming, rugby, football, GAA, hockey, golf, cricket, arts and crafts.   You’ll also be able to hear about topics such as drug and alcohol awareness, healthy relationships and fire safety.

Chair of Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), Councillor Linda Clarke commented: “The summer B.E.A.T programme is a great way for young people to socialise in a safe environment, get involved in positive activities and learn more about some important issues.  We hope that young people from across the Borough will get involved in the scheme.”

If you’d like to join in the fun of the B.E.A.T. programme contact Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP by phoning 028 9034 0000, 028 9446 3113 or via email [email protected]

The B.E.A.T summer youth intervention programme is a partnership approach developed between Antrim and Newtownabbey (PCSP) and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Good Relations Section.  The scheme brings together a range of different agencies, organisations and local communities to develop an extended programme of activity across the Borough. Funding for the scheme has been received from Department of Justice Priority Youth Intervention scheme, and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Good Relations Programme.