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The bus stops here!
Thursday 12th January, 2006

Young people in Ashton and Bryn still have time to board two very special buses visiting their area - but they only have the remainder of January to do so.

The 'last orders' call is going out from organisers of youth activities which have been taking place at Nicol Mere and St Edmond Arrowsmith High School over the past three months.

Wigan Athletic's 'Football in the Community' team will be at St Edmund Arrowsmith sports hall on Monday 16th, 23rd and 30th January, from 6pm-8. There'll be coaching, games and other activities, and free transport is available to and from the school on a special mini-bus running from Nicol Mere.

In addition, the Deanery High School's mobile media bus - a kind of mobile youth club - rolls into Nicol Mere on Monday 23rd January from 6pm-8pm, and St Edmund Arrowsmith on 16th and 30th, again between 6pm-8.

Councillor Claire Daington, Chair of Wigan Council's Ashton & Bryn Township Community Safety Group, says:

"The number of young people coming to the sports hall and the media bus over recent weeks has been extremely encouraging and it's proving very popular. It's important that we give our young people an alternative to the street corner. The support we have had from Bill Collier, Paul Fenton, Sylvia Wilkinson and the Friends Around Bryn has been tremendous.

"We hope to roll the initiative out throughout the year and possibly add more days, but in the meantime we hope that the youth of Ashton and Bryn make the most of what's on offer for the rest of the month."

Anybody wanting further information about what's on offer in Ashton and Bryn should ring Wigan Council on 01942 404659.

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