Police donate tool box to Ely Lighthouse Garage Bike Project to keep youth off the streets

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Cambridgeshire Constabulary - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has donated £320 worth of tools to the Lighthouse Garage Youth Bike Project.

The equipment - a tool chest and various tools - was purchased using rewards points collected when purchasing fuel for police vehicles.

The Lighthouse project, based in Ely, have a garage to prevent antisocial behaviour and young offending. The project focuses on motorbike maintenance, repairs, restoration and safe and legal riding, in an attempt to keep young people off the streets.

The force recently helped the project out by purchasing a selection of video games for the schemes drop in centre.

PC Steve Hinks from the Youth Offending Team said: “It was a pleasure to be able to donate the items to the Lighthouse project.

“It’s great to know that our scheme can help good causes with donations and assist local communities by deterring crime and helping vulnerable people.

“When police officers and staff purchase fuel for police vehicles we collect various different reward points such as Nectar points and Tesco club Card point.

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“These points are then used to purchase items for good causes. Officers and staff can nominate good causes for donations of goods and the points are used to purchase the goods.”

If any charity or good cause wish to be consider for a donation of goods for 2016 they can request assistance by emailing Steve.Hinks@cambs.pnn.police.uk.