Being an Xplorer in Titchfield Park, making a mermaid or Neptune door hanger at Ladybrook Library and enjoying inflatables and crafts at River Maun Leisure Centre are among the scores of activities – many of them free of charge – available to young people this summer which are listed in the MESS Around Summer Guide 2014.
More than 8,100 copies of the 20-page Mansfield guide have been printed and delivered to schools, community venues and organisations including the police and Mansfield District Council.
As well as regular Friday night activities in Oak Tree and Ravensdale, week-long camps including Summer Rock Band at The Old Library and Mansfield Giants Basketball at West Nottinghamshire College, events to suit the whole family such as a BID evening summer market in Mansfield Market Place and a Lego Day at Mansfield Museum are included.
Funded by Mansfield Partnership Against Crime (MPAC), the guide has been researched, written and compiled by Mansfield Extended Services Strategy (MESS) team members Joy Riley, community manager for Queen Elizabeth, Lesley Humphrey from Brunts and Corinna Brown from ehe Samworth primaries.
Marsha Mann, community safety officer with MPAC, said: “The Partnership was pleased to support the production of the MESS guide again. There’s a wide range of activities for young people and families to enjoy included in it.
“It should help young people to find positive ways to spend their time and perhaps to find a new interest. Partners are helping to raise awareness of the guide and we hope to see the range of activities included in it well supported.”
An electronic copy of the guide can be found on the MPAC web pages at www.mansfield.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=6925&p=0 or copies can be requested by email from firstname.lastname@example.org.