Local housing association helps police reduce ASB in Feltham

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Thames Valley Housing (TVH) is helping Feltham Boxing Club continue running classes to get young people off the street.

TVH donated £500 from its Community Chest fund last summer, which enabled Feltham Police Boxing Club continue offering its classes free to children between the ages of 9 and 14. The club is also open to young people aged 14 -21 years, who pay a small fee.

Chris Martin, Researcher at Feltham Police and one of the organisers, said: “We are very grateful to TVH for helping us. Thanks to this funding, we have managed to secure the location, equipment and coaches to offer young people somewhere to go on a Friday night”.

Another of the club’s aims is to improve the relationship between the local youth and the police. Barry Malki, Community Investment Manager at TVH, said: “According to statistics collected by the Police, there are fewer instances of anti social behaviour in Feltham town centre when the club is open.”

If your child is between the ages of 9 and 14, they can join the Feltham Police Community Boxing Club for free. Youths 14 – 21 years old are charged a small fee of £2.50 with the money going directly back into funding the club. The lessons are delivered by two ABA level 2 coaches and two ABA level 1 volunteer coaches.

Date:
Every Friday

Time:
17:30 -18:30 9-13 years (FREE)

18:30 – 20:00 14-21 years (£2.50)

Location:
Feltham Community College

Browells Lane

Feltham

TW13 7EF

 

To join the club call Chris Martin on 07850 862 897 or email chrismartin2011@live.co.uk

 

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If you would like any more information about Thames Valley Housing, please ring Anastasia Terzoglou on 0203 819 0450 or email: Anastasia_Terzoglou@tvha.co.uk . You can also visit www.tvha.co.uk

Images: Young boxers at Feltham Boxing Club

Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, West London and delivers housing for a wide range of people. Founded in 1966, the association manages and administers over 15,000 properties in London, Middlesex, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex, and has over 346 properties under construction. Thames Valley Housing aims to meet the aspirations of all our customers and residents, helping them to get the home they want or need at the outset, providing further opportunities to move or buy later should they wish.  It provides affordable rented homes, HomeBuy, market rent and key worker accommodation, including the staff accommodation for eight NHS Trusts.

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