New boxing project to keep Glapwell and Doe Lea youngsters entertained during summer holidays

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A BOXINGb-based fitness scheme is running for young people in Glapwell and Doe Lea during the school summer holidays.

Officers from the Pleasley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team are running the sessions to help prevent local youngsters from getting involved in anti-social behaviour.

OzBox is free to youngsters aged 11 to 19-year-olds and aims to reduce anti-social behaviour. Sessions involve a range of fitness techniques and basic boxing skills.

The sessions will take place between 12pm and 3pm on Mondays, July 30, August 6 and August 20 at the Glapwell Centre and on Thursdays August 9, August 16 and August 23 at the Doe Lea Centre.

PC Tony Bagshaw of the Pleasley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We hold these sessions quite regularly, with the last set taking place in January. OzBox is suitable for all levels of fitness and we hope to welcome back all those who have taken part and maybe welcome some new faces too.”

Derbyshire County Council has invested £462,000 for OzBox to be rolled out across the county. This is in addition to the Big Lottery grant of £350,000 awarded to OzBox earlier this year.

Youngsters should wear suitable sports clothing and trainers and any under 16s will need to have a consent forms signed by their parent or carer.

For more information contact either PC Tony Bagshaw or PCSO David Hancock of the Pleasley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team by calling 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire Police, or by e-mailing bolsover.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk