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Young people across Lichfield and Burntwood are expected to join more than 25,000 taking part in the Space school holiday scheme when it returns this summer. The programme was reintroduced by Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis as part of a bid to help tackle anti-social behaviour. It now includes activities offered by public, voluntary and private sector organisations. The full list of sessions on offer are available online. Commissioner Ellis said: “I brought Space back a few years ago and it’s been growing and growing and growing. “I think this year we should have, hopefully, 25,000 spaces filled across the whole of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, with more than 1,000 events and activities taking place. “It’s all about confidence, young people and really engaging with them.”


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