DJ-ing, short tennis, a climbing wall and penalty shootouts will be among the activities on offer when the ‘Vibez’ programme returns to Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres for the summer.
The Vibez events are free and aimed at giving young people aged 11-18 something fun, active and healthy to do during the school break.
Vibez will be in Long Eaton Market Place on Monday 29 July and the following three Mondays – 5, 12 and 19 August. In Ilkeston the fun gets underway on Wednesday 31 July and then the following three Wednesdays – 7, 14 and 21 August. All take place in the early evening between 6pm and 8pm.
Organised by Erewash Borough Council and Erewash Community Safety Partnership, the Vibez evenings will offer free food and the activities will vary from week to week – but could also feature graffiti art, boccia, beat making, a smoothie bike, arts and crafts and KMX Karts.
Councillor Gerri Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community Engagement, says:
“We are delighted to see the return of Vibez, which proved incredibly popular with young people last summer – and we congratulate all the partners we have worked with for their help in putting this project together.
“One of the key aims in providing these activities is to divert young people from becoming involved in anti-social and nuisance behaviour. So if you have a child or children aged between 11 and 18, encourage them to go along to Vibez - it’s free and all for them.”
For more information and to find out what’s on offer at each event visit Facebook/SaferErewash.