Bottisham Sports Ground set for Youth Fusion event

On your marks, Get set, Go.... to the next Youth Fusion event at Bottisham Sports Centre on Wednesday 9 August.

Anyone aged 18 or under is invited to attend the free second Youth Fusion event taking place between 11am and 3pm. 

This interactive wellbeing event is an opportunity to find out what is going on for young people and the things that matter to you. 

As well as fun activities such as a climbing wall, games and a bouncy castle, there will also be a chance to find out more about the National Citizen Service and the clubs and organisations operating in East Cambridgeshire.

Cambridge Constabulary will be there to offer bike marking and there will also be the opportunity to have push bikes repaired for free.

The team from East Cambridgeshire District Council will be on hand to help with financial, employment or housing advice or signpost you to the Youth Pages on its website which contains everything young people need to know, whilst East Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership can offer advice and information about keeping safe and what to do if you are concerned about drugs or crime. 

The climate team will also be asking people to vote for which local endangered animal they would like the council to prioritise for support as part of its Species Recovery Programme.

Residents are being asked to choose between otters, hedgehogs, bees, bats, toads and owls, all of which need help. The animal which receives the most votes will be officially incorporated into the Council's Environment Plan and measures then put in place to enhance and protect their habitats.

Rhianna Regan, a youth ambassador for East Cambridgeshire Youth Council, said: "Whether you want to just have an enjoyable free day out with friends, or find out more about the support and services that are available - or both, it is guaranteed there will be something for everyone on the day."

Attendees are advised to take their own water bottles for refills on the day. 

You can find out more about the Youth Fusion Days, together with lots of handy hints and tips for young people on the youth pages on East Cambridgeshire District Council's website.