Youngsters give back to their community at Day of Action

Sgt Martin Richards giving riot training to youngsters taking part

Sgt Martin Richards giving riot training to youngsters taking part

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A Day of Action saw Witham’s youngsters give back to their community and experience riot training.

Last Friday’s event, launched by Witham MP Priti Patel, saw young people from youth organisations such as the Witham Army Cadets and Boy’s Brigade carrying out tasks such as painting, tree planting and clearing work along the River Walk.

They then enjoyed an afternoon of activities with the emergency services, including riot training with Essex Police, demonstrations by St John’s Ambulance and sports.

Keith Meredith represented Witham Boys Brigade on the day and said: "Witham Boys Brigade and Girls Association are proud to take part in planting a tree in the Maldon Rd Park as a  demonstration of our on going commitment to the young people of Witham and to the conservation work carried out so far."

At the same time, an Essex Police-led operation cracked down on rouge motorists in a bid to address concerns raised by residents and retailers.

Police were stationed in Spa Road and speeding drivers taken to the Fire and Rescue Service Community Wheels team, where they were give speed awareness education.

Braintree Council Licensing, Trading Standards, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and Parking Partnership were stationed in industrial areas and performed checks on vehicles.

See the BWT for the full story and more photos

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7:23pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Rouge motorists? Good Grief.

More likely to encounter Rogue Journalists with Rouge Faces.

Get the dictionary out Boys & Girls of the BWT!
Rouge motorists? Good Grief. More likely to encounter Rogue Journalists with Rouge Faces. Get the dictionary out Boys & Girls of the BWT! OMPITA [Intl]
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7:28pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

I'd love to think that the above picture was a photo of the 'Can't Spell' - 'Won't Spell' BWT Journalists getting a whacking from the Newsquest Editor in Chief.

Dream on Ompy Lad.............
I'd love to think that the above picture was a photo of the 'Can't Spell' - 'Won't Spell' BWT Journalists getting a whacking from the Newsquest Editor in Chief. Dream on Ompy Lad............. OMPITA [Intl]
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10:12pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

Learn Riot training ; great fun!

Let's have less militarism in the world - and less of such rubbish shown here.

Give back by learning riot training - so what had the kids done?
Learn Riot training ; great fun! Let's have less militarism in the world - and less of such rubbish shown here. Give back by learning riot training - so what had the kids done? Jack222
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