ACTION PLAN: Alicia McPherson (left) and Emily Wilson believe they have the answer to youth problems in the Alstonville area.
ACTION PLAN: Alicia McPherson (left) and Emily Wilson believe they have the answer to youth problems in the Alstonville area.

Alstonville teens to tackle boredom

By Richard A Forbes, Star Correspondent AFTER seeing a need for more law and order on the Alstonville plateau, Emily Wilson and Alicia McPherson, from Alstonville High School, feel they are closer to the first part of a solution after a meeting at the school.

The Youth Activity Centre Alstonville has been set the task of combating boredom, binge drinking and negative behaviour in the area.

"Now we're in the planning stage our first event, a social to be held on July 28," Emily said.

"There's a lot of positive support on the plateau and the meeting solved a lot of fiddly issues, giving us definite paths to follow.

"It is becoming a reality and we're both very excited. But we need sponsorship from local businesses and anyone who wants to help solve issues for kids by helping make this a success.

"We want to provide socials, movie nights and bands for young people at drug and alcohol-free venues around town so the boredom and other negatives will go away."

Ballina MP Don Page, Snr Const Michael Hogan, from the Richmond LAC, Marshall Fittler, of Alstonville Regional Community Watch, and teachers and students attended the meeting.



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