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Views sought on Chislehurst youth shelter

PUBLISHED: 11:50 09 February 2012

A computer generated image of how the shelter may look

A computer generated image of how the shelter may look

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Community volunteers would like residents' views about building a youth shelter in Chislehurst.

The Edgebury Action Group plan to install the small structure at the Walden recreation ground in Empress Drive.

Before they submit a formal planning application to Bromley Council they want to hear residents’ ideas about the project.

The group believe it will reduce anti-social behaviour by giving young people a safe place to meet up with their friends.

They say it will be built well away from housing to keep noise to a minimum but it will be in an open visible space.

Alison Stammers, secretary of the Friends of Chislehurst Recreation Grounds, said: “We plan to build a youth shelter but before doing so, we would like to hear the views of local residents, including young people who we hope will enjoy and benefit from the shelter.

“We want to provide more facilities for local youths, both to deter anti-social behaviour, but, just as importantly, to give them access to things to do on their doorstep and places to meet safely.”

Ms Stammers said the idea is being ‘actively supported’ by the local Safer Neighbourhood Team and Bromley Council.

Residents can complete an online questionnaire about the shelter at www.edgebury.org.uk.

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