The SCRAP (Shakers Cohesion, Recreation & Activity Programme) Project is a community based programme which tackles anti-social behaviour within Bury.
The programme is a multi-agency partnership, in which Bury FC Community Trust works closely in partnership with Greater Manchester Police, Lloyds TSB, Children in Need and Bury Council to deliver the scheme.
The programme will be delivered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights between 7pm-10pm in local parks, Schools and community centres, using sport as a diversionary activity for young people in areas which have been highlighted by Greater Manchester Police as having significant levels of anti-social behaviour. The sessions, offer young people between the ages of 14 – 19, the opportunity to engage in sport and physical activity rather than in activities such as drinking alcohol and generally just hanging around which many local residents find intimidating.
During 2014, the sessions will run for 50 weeks of the year delivering football, cricket, Dance, basketball and many other sports. Alongside the sporting activity, the programme will also provide the young people with the opportunity to work closely with youth workers to discuss issues that they may be facing, and also to receive workshops around drugs and alcohol safety. The programme will run in three areas of Bury; Bury East, Radcliffe and Whitefield and these programmes vary in days and times.
• Bury East
o Fridays @ Broadoak 7.00pm – 9.00pm
o Saturdays @ The JD Stadium, Gigg Lane 7.00pm – 9.00pm
o Thursdays & Saturdays @ Radcliffe Riverside Sports Centre 8.00pm – 10.00pm
o Fridays & Saturdays @ Philips high school 7.00pm – 9.00pm
These sessions are free to all participants and start the second week in January. For further information on the SCRAP project, please go to buryfccommunitytrust.co.uk/Inclusion/SCRAP-s/.