Junior PCSOs blitz Balby

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Police in Doncaster have joined St Leger Homes to launch a Junior Police Community Support Officer scheme in Balby to run throughout the summer holidays.

It is teaching 15 children from Woodfield Primary School about the work of local services and they will visits local fire stations and police cells, and learn about the impact of crime, antisocial behaviour, and hoax calls on the emergency services and the community.

Funded partly by St Leger Homes and based at its Community House on Sussex Street, the summer scheme will see the area benefit from a neighbourhood clean-up, and the Junior PCSOs will have a visible street presence.

Temporary Sergeant Sharron Wood said: “This is a fantastic scheme for young people, as it gets them involved in their local community and raises awareness of the work that emergency services and other agencies provide to the public.”

Doncaster’s Deputy Mayor and cabinet member for housing, Coun Glyn Jones, said: “We strongly support the Junior PCSO scheme. It gives young people the opportunity to make a positive impact on the communities that they live in.”