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A popular summer scheme is being resurrected in Lichfield. The Space programme – which was led by the police during the 80’s and 90’s – saw young people taking part in a range of activities.
Matthew Ellis with the new Space scheme logo
It is now being relaunched by Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis, who says he hopes to build bridges between the force and youngsters. “I am bringing back a new version of Space to provide activities for youngsters during the school holidays. It aims to provide a positive experience for young people and opportunity to engage with public and voluntary sector organisations. He said: “The Space scheme has come back to life thanks to the hard work of a small group of colleagues in my office. “This time around it will be different and will supplement existing activities being supported by local authorities but the principles remain the same. “The Chief Constable has agreed that neighbourhood policing teams will be at the heart of Space and is enthusiastically behind it. “My hope is that Space 2015 is just the start as I envisage the scheme expanding over coming years.” The scheme will run from July 20 to September 5. More details will be released online in coming weeks.


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