Isle youngsters urged to submit their Lifestyle log books

Just one of the Isle Lifestyle teams.
Just one of the Isle Lifestyle teams.

Isle youngsters who have spent their summer holidays working hard for their communities as part of the Humberside Police Operation Lifestyle project are being urged to now submit their log books.

Over the summer thousands of young people have been working to improve their local area - staging everything from dog shows to bake sales to raise money for good causes.

As a result of their efforts there will be a host of changes that will make a big difference to communities, from cleaner looking beaches to the purchase of new bins – and even the organisation of a special Christmas outing for dementia sufferers.

And that’s not where the benefits of the project end.

As well as becoming more confident in their abilities, teamd are also in line for a raft of amazing prizes to reward them for their contribution.

However, to be in the running for them – including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Africa – youngsters must get their log books in by Wednesday, September 30.

Log books can be dropped into local police stations across the force area – just pop them into an envelope clearly marked Lifestyle.

Each team who returns a project will receive a signed certificate from the Chief Constable to form part of their National Record of Achievement.

Any log books received after October 1 will not be judged, but will still receive a certificate.

Lifestyle provides an opportunity for police officers and PCSOs to engage with young people in a positive environment, building future relationships and helping divert them away from crime.

Sergeant James Main said: “Lifestyle is all about helping young people stay safe and be safe.

“Each year it offers young people many opportunities to make positive contributions to their local communities, whilst learning essential life-skills and gaining in confidence and self-esteem.

“The teams also help to dispel the perception that young people are responsible for antisocial behaviour, reducing the fear of crime within communities.”

The project has now been running for 27 years and has seen a total of 158,000 young people take part.

Together they have put in more than 2.5 million hours of work and last year alone, the teams raised a total of £81,214.92 for local good causes.

Matthew Grove, Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside said: “Lifestyle has proved every year that we have so many young people in this area who we can be rightly proud of.

“It’s a fantastic example of how young people can make a positive contribution to their community, build relationships and improve their own skills.

“The fact that thousands of young people have taken part and benefitted from their involvement is a tribute to Humberside Police and our partner organisations who have worked hard to develop and support the programme for over 25 years.”