Event launches summer programme on the St Raphael’s Estate in Neasden

St. Raphael’s Youth Action Day took place last week (pic credit: Pete Webster)

St. Raphaels Youth Action Day took place last week (pic credit: Pete Webster) - Credit: Archant

Four-week scheme offers activities for youngsters

A summer programme for youngsters living on a housing estate in Neasden has been launched at a special event.

Youth Action Day took place at the St Raphael’s Estate to kick-start the four week scheme to keep children out of mischief during the break.

Activities being offered include football coaching, street dancing, film nights, youth forums, a DJ Academy and life coaching sessions.

Organised by Brent Housing Partnership (BHP), the organisation that manages homes owned by Brent Council, the event was attended by Cllr Bobby Thomas, Brent Mayor, and residents both old and young from the estate.

During the day residents and young people were able to visit stalls and receive information about activities and services in their local area including Victim Support, Brent Drug and Alcohol Unit (VRI), the Safer Neighbourhoods Team and BHP’s Warden Service.

The London Fire Brigade also attended and there were activities for young people including balloon making and arts and crafts.

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Cllr Thomas said: “I am very pleased to support the work of BHP in providing positive activities for young people on St. Raphael’s Estate.

“The proposed four week programme will be beneficial to all the young people who live in the area, and I would encourage them to attend and make use of the activities and learning opportunities that will be made available to them.”