Dreamscheme for Burnham youngsters

PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 December 2010

Burnham's Dreamscheme is hoping to emulate the success of the Highbridge project

Burnham's Dreamscheme is hoping to emulate the success of the Highbridge project

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DOZENS of youngsters have signed up to get involved in their community as a new Dreamscheme project is launched in Burnham.

Police officers in Burnham are hoping the new volunteer-led project can be just as successful in combating anti-social behaviour as the existing Highbridge Dreamscheme, which was set up in January 2009.

Project organisers held an open day at St Andrew’s School on December 15, and have now signed up three adult leaders and have more than 20 children interested in joining the group.

Organiser John Alexander said: “We’re hoping to get it started as soon as the new year is started, and we’ll arrange our first meeting and tell the children what we’re doing.

“I’m hopeful we can follow in the footsteps of Highbridge’s success, and of course we can learn from their experiences, so that will help us.”

The achievements of the Highbridge scheme were acknowledged in October when the group won an award at Avon and Somerset Police’s Children and Young People’s Awards.

Anyone interested in taking part in the Burnham Dreamscheme should get in contact with PC Matt Pearce at the town’s police station on 0845 456 7000.

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