A teenage community group designed to tackle anti-social behaviour and provide Norbiton’s youngsters with life skills is rebranding amid “concerns for its viability”.How’s that going to help, then?
The Norbiteens, run by community group One Norbiton, was set up in April 2014 for 13 to 17-year-olds to tackle the area’s lack of youth provision and problems with antisocial behaviour. However, after a trial period members found the project to be too exclusive.Eh..?
Jill Preston, secretary of One Norbiton, said: “We did an evaluation after six months. We’re reviewing it because it’s public money.
“What we have got is a gem of an idea, we just need to tweak it. We want it to be totally inclusive because generally in the past it’s just been boys.
“We looked at it and thought we could make changes to it and make it better.”Ah, right! You need to ensure that female delinquents are accounted for too. Got it!
That shouldn’t be a problem. There seems to be so many more of them than there used to be.