New partners sign up for sold out police summer camp

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This year’s West Yorkshire Police Summer Camp is a sell out with new partners and new activities added to an already packed programme.

The police-led camp at Bradford College, starts on Monday, August 11 and will see 600 nine to 15-year-olds from the Bradford district enjoy a range of activities and interactive demonstrations over two fun-filled weeks.

New attractions for this year include a visit to police training facilities at Carr Gate in Wakefield and team building exercises courtesy of the Army. Bradford University has also joined the programme to offer educational inputs.

Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, said:

“Projects like the Police Summer Camp are a perfect example of why all the money recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act in West Yorkshire should remain in our county to enable such a positive programme of youth engagement.

“Currently Government retains half of these funds and I am campaigning to change this, so we can continue to help exciting and worthwhile initiatives such as this. So far this year I’ve managed to award more than £400,000 to nearly 90 groups and organisations throughout West Yorkshire.

“The joint team who make this Summer Camp happen are a real inspiration to our young people in Bradford. I was able to meet many of them in person following the success of last year, and I put my full support behind this year’s event which I’m sure will be another great experience for all those involved.”