Summer scheme has ‘best year’ says mayor

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YOUNGSTERS in Gosport have spent three weeks this summer enjoying themselves.

Hundreds of 12 to 16-year-olds have taken part in the Gosport Summer Passport Scheme.

It is organised by the Gosport Community Safety Partnership each year.

Now in its sixth year, it has won the backing of Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Simon Hayes awarded it £12,500 of his budget to the scheme, which provides diversionary activities during the summer holidays.

Sam Mitchell from Gosport council is one of the organisers.

She said: ‘Attendance figures were up on last year and it seemed all activities were enjoyed.

‘But proving incredibly popular this year was the sailing, falconry, quad biking and judo.’

Mayor of Gosport Councillor John Beavis, is chairman of the Community Safety Partnership.

He said: ‘It was, without question, the best.

‘All were having fun.’