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Be Street Safe with the FASA Bus!

17 August 2015

An innovative new initiative to help young people stay safe has been launched in the Glengormley area.  The Street Safe initiative, operated by FASA (Forum Against Substance Abuse) involves a bus for young people, which has been out and about in the Glengormley area on some Saturday nights over the summer. 

The pilot programme which is funded by Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership, aims to help address community safety issues and engage with young people who may be involved in anti-social behavior.

Staff on the bus will have communication with the PSNI neighborhood policing teams and Newtownabbey Street Pastors, who are already working hard to keep Glengormley a safe place. 

Speaking about the initiative, Lois Kilpatrick, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s PCSP Project Officer commented;

“The Street Safe initiative is an innovative way to engage with young people in the area.  Everyone is welcome on the bus, which is equipped with a TV, Wii, hot drinks facilities and a CD player, providing a relaxed and welcoming environment.  The team on board hope to have open discussions with the young people about drug/alcohol misuse and how anti-social behaviour can impact upon the community. “

Look out for the Street Safe bus in Glengormley in the coming weeks.   For further information contact Lois Kilpatrick on 028 90340011 or email: [email protected]  

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