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BEAT the boredom this Summer across Antrim & Newtownabbey

Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) is delighted to announce that the summer youth intervention programme, BEAT (Be Educated, Be Active, Be Together) returns this summer across the Borough from Monday 5 July for young people aged 11 years +.

BEAT offers a mix of physical, developmental and educational activities including; sports, arts and music, mental health, drugs and alcohol awareness, good relations and the opportunity to make new friends.

BEAT will be delivered by the PCSP’s High Risk Youth provider, BYTES, in the following areas: Rathenraw, Antrim, Ballyclare, Glengormley and Crumlin. The programme is supported by Council’s Good Relations Department and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE).

Chair of Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP Councillor Leah Smyth said:

“It is good to see the return of the BEAT programme as COVID restrictions relax. Our young people have been severely impacted by the closure of all their normal groups and activities over the past year, meaning that this summer opportunity is needed more than ever.

“This programme will bring young people together to experience social activities that will teach them life skills and hopefully build new friendships as well as guiding them away from becoming involved in anti-social behaviour.”

The BEAT programme will run three evenings per week, from 7-10pm, for 8 weeks during July and August. For more information please visit:

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