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Diamond project to aid young villagers

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: September 27, 2012

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A PROJECT to provide activities for young people in Penwith's outlying rural villages is to get under way soon.

The Youth Diamond project was given its title because the positions of the villages involved – including Breage, Nancegollan, Leedstown and Praze – form a diamond shape on a map.

Originally, this was part of an initiative by Breage Cornwall councillor John Keeling, the Helston-Lizard community network manager Charlotte Chadwick and the police community support officer for the area, Ceri Sadler.

They aim to help give youngsters some of the advantages of a youth centre without having to travel.

Mr Keeling told The Cornishman: "I was aware of a mobile youth bus, Community Wheels, when I helped fund a similar project for a fête in Nancegollan.

"I thought this could be a project for the future."

It will run for 12 months and enable young people in the four villages to access positive engagement activities, delivered through the mobile youth bus.

In addition, support will be provided by the local PCSO and councillors Keeling and Loveday Jenkins.

The outreach sessions will be delivered in two villages per week on a rota basis with a total of 50 sessions.

Interviews for a youth worker and youth support worker take place this week.

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