Search

Knife and gun crime to be discussed at Stratford youth conference

11:44 13 March 2014

The rise of knife and gun crime will be discussed during a youth conference at Stratford Circus.

Led by a steering group of young people from youth clubs and projects across the borough, Street Life 2: The Journey Begins will include a Question Time-style panel with police, elected representatives and families affected by knife crime.

There will also be a multi-media performance of personal stories told through drama, poetry and song, with young people then encouraged to devise their own solutions to youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

The event, which will take place on April 8 from 2.30 to 5.30pm, has been organised by Community Links.

Richard Rowe, youth operations manager, said: “Street Life aims to equip young people with the relevant skills to ensure they are part of the consultation process, can make informed choices and socially educate other young people about the effects of knife and gun crime in their own communities.”

Young people who wish to attend the conference should call Richard on 07785 612781 or email richard.rowe@community-links.org

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 12:00
The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales (centre) with Cllrs Obaid Khan, left, and Unmesh Desai, and children from Community Links' after school club in Rokeby Street, Stratford.

The Mayor of Newham has pledged his support to the Newham Recorder and Community Links Christmas Toy Appeal, handing over a donation to some of the youngsters supported by the charity.

Robin
Fri, 16:09
Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Fri, 15:39
Egita Galvona has set up a sewing class workshop in Stratford

A clothes-making mum has set up her own sewing workshop to give others the freedom to create their own threads.

Newham College
Fri, 12:00
The Scrabble Champions tournament is taking place at the ExCel

For many people, Scrabble is a game that only gets played with the family when you’re full of roast turkey and trimmings.

London

Most read news

Protesters have been warned they are banned from setting up camp at the landmark.

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

From Britain First’s Facebook posts, you would assume they’d won the Rochester by-election. They didn’t, but they’re claiming it anyway.

At 100 years old, this was Ruby Holt’s first visit to the beach – and the first time she saw the ocean.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition