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Burton Latimer Anti-Social behaviour Team (BLAST) / About us

BLAST was formed by a group of people from the community of Burton Latimer committed to improving things for young people in the town. However, it ceased to be a tenant of the Civic Centre on 30th November 2014 (at its request) due to a lack of funding, and its future is currently (2015) under review.

BLTC has reaffirmed its ongoing support for the youth of Burton Latimer. The council's Civic Centre Management Board is currently sorting out the 'tenancy ground rules' for the ongoing occupation of the youth room previously used by BLAST - and is considering how best to use the facility (perhaps alongside other agencies) to provide youth services.

Some of our previous projects...

  • We appointed two outreach workers to liaise with young people to try and deflect some of the problems identified in a survey
  • The no-alcohol zone in the town centre was extended
  • We prepared a leaflet for vulnerable people in our community - alerting them to the dangers of conmen etc, and where to go to get help in protecting themselves and their property
  • We carried out a risk-assessment ofall alleyways and footpaths to ensure they are safe and have adequate lighting
  • An early warning system of trouble was established between shops and pubs
  • We introduced a scheme to find out where under-age people are getting alcohol from
  • We liaised for a 'clean sweep' to tackle 'litter spots'
  • We worked closely with Neighbourhood Watch to establish new schemes across Burton Latimer
  • For more details contact Councillor Maureen Jerram.





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