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Police across Billericay and Wickford are continuing their drive to help young people find things to do to divert them away from anti-social behaviour.

Recently, Pc Dave Southgate, neighbourhood constable for Billericay West ward, and his colleagues have been offering football training sessions to youngsters in a number of places in the area, including Hannakins Farm Communtiy Centre.

As part of the ongoing engagement with youths, local officers were made aware of ‘CURFEW’, an under 18s night that will be launching on Monday, June 6, 2011 at the Ivory Rooms in Billericay.

[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Inspector Richard Sage, of the Billericay and Wickford neighbourhood policing team"]Although Essex Police isn’t involved in the running of the CURFEW night, it is obviously a positive thing that youths in the area will have a safe environment to enjoy themselves, which will keep them off the streets. A lot of anti-social behaviour happens because youths are bored or have no-where to go. Our local officers have been speaking to the organisers, who are providing an alcohol free club-style experience, and it compliments the existing work we are carrying out in the area to stop anti-social behaviour.[/quote]

Officers will be around the area to ensure that there are no public safety issues, and to make sure the attendees leave safely.

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