‘Stop playing soccer in street’ call after Great Harwood house is damaged

‘Stop playing soccer in street’  call after Great Harwood house is damaged

‘Stop playing soccer in street’ call after Great Harwood house is damaged

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Hyndburn reporter

PARENTS in Great Harwood have been asked to stop their children playing football in the street.

Letters were delivered to residents in St Hubert’s Road, Lord Street, and Blackburn Road, after a home was damaged by youngsters playing ball.

Written by local councillor Noordad Aziz, it said: “I have been asked by the police to politely ask if you could advise your children not to play any ball games in that area to avoid further instances of damage to people’s property.

“I am working with the council to try and and provide alternative activities for the young people and will endeavour to continue to do so.”

Coun Aziz said: “It was decided as a way of tackling the issue a letter should be issued to ask parents to ask their children not to play close to residential housing where damaged can be caused.

“We also working actively to try and provide activities for the young people in the area so they are occupied in the summer. This is an ongoing project between the Netherton councillors, the police and the young people’s service.”

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12:39pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Benpupdog says...

I've got an idea, why not find the kids somewhere to play football. T about hat area has nowhere for them to go. However there is spare land on St. Hubert's Rd were St. Johns church was. How about using that land ??????????
I've got an idea, why not find the kids somewhere to play football. T about hat area has nowhere for them to go. However there is spare land on St. Hubert's Rd were St. Johns church was. How about using that land ?????????? Benpupdog
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