ECHO, August 19, 2004
POLICE WILL TACKLE TOWN’S ‘NO GO’ AREA
Abusive teenagers were blamed for making a shopping parade a ‘no go area’, which prompted police to increase patrols in the area.
The move followed complaints from several residents in Strasbourg Square on Haverhill’s Chalkstone estate, about youths causing a nuisance and hurling abuse at shoppers who refused to buy them cigarettes and alcohol.
Residents, however, had mixed feelings about the extent of the problem.
Extra plain clothes and uniformed officers carried out high visibility foot patrols to engage the groups in the area.
ELEANOR MAKES A DRAMA
A professionally trained actress set up drama classes to teach youngsters in Linton the art of acting.
Eleanor Lyons, 22, had already attracted a good response to classes she ran in Comberton and Saffron Walden.
The classes, which were held in the social centre in Coles Lane on Wednesday evenings, offered youngsters the chance to work on and perform a show for their parents.
Eleanor was formerly a learning support assistant.