New bus aims to give youngsters something constructive to do

All aboard! Youth workers open the doors of the Youth bus to welcome youngsters from the Peafield Lane estate in Mansfield Woodhouse.  Pictured are from left, Eric Morgan, Darrell Johnson, Bill Pearce, Coun. Joyce Bosjnak and Frazer Guy.
All aboard! Youth workers open the doors of the Youth bus to welcome youngsters from the Peafield Lane estate in Mansfield Woodhouse. Pictured are from left, Eric Morgan, Darrell Johnson, Bill Pearce, Coun. Joyce Bosjnak and Frazer Guy.

A new youth bus is coming to Mansfield Woodhouse as part of a plan to give young people in the area more constructive things to do.

It has been arranged by the Mansfield Woodhouse Youth Project and Nottinghamshire County Council and will formally launch at a series of events this week.

Young people attending will be able to have their say on what they want from the mobile youth club in the coming months and years.

The bus will initially be staffed by a mix of experienced youth workers from the county council and staff provided by the youth project.

Spokesman Richard Tempest-Mitchell said: ““Our teenagers want and need positive facilities and services like the youth bus, and we are sure they will use and develop its potential.”

The launch events for the youth bus took place on Monday at Peafield Park.

Sessions will also take place from 7pm in the Lords Ground, in Slant lane, today and Focus Point, on Vale Road, on Friday