Bin the Knife, Choose a life

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Bin the Knife, Choose a life

Bin the Knife, Choose a life

danny rossie By danny rossie

We plan to open our boxing gym, construction centre, homework club and domestic violence reduction sessions to combat knife crime, anti-social behaviour and domestic violence, placing people into work

Blackpool Idea stage

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Claremont ward is one of the most deprived ward in Britain, we have knife crime, murders, domestic violence and anti-social behaviour. Through the power of boxing, construction skills, and English and maths, our aim is a reduction in crime, build confidence through new skills and employment. We will use ex-offenders, guest speakers and local employers to raise aspirations on the Claremont ward, we want to use outdoor education, excursions and pre military training to support a different mindset. We want to create a legacy within the ward, supporting the renovation of alley ways, the local park, supporting residents to decorate run down houses. Through the power of boxing we can build routine, confidence, mental strength and resilience to then go and apply for employment and apprenticeships. Giving our residents hope and job opportunities will only support the reduction of crime and give inspiration to the generation following.

What we'll deliver:

  • Build planters and flower beds for Alley ways
  • Buy boxing equipment for the gym
  • Train construction skills and DIY for residents

Why it's a great idea:

The programme will bring the community together to take pride in the place they live. Residents will benefit from young people being off the street corners and in a centre supporting the local needs. Elderly residents will benefit from their houses painted, gardens being maintained, local parks will be restored with fresh paint, and flowers. Local employers will be confident that they have skilled people to enter their companies, they will have the required employment skills, communication skills and punctuation ready to become successful people. Residents of domestic violence will feel safe in a community of other people who have suffered similar issues, self defence classes for young girls and women, leading on to DIY tiling and decorating programmes, this building confidence to take on jobs. We will provide a local homework club in the evenings for parents who struggle with the pressure at home, also supporting them with English and Maths.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying the boxing equipment, painting the gym, buying stationary, homework club, and tiles for the DIY club

The Claremont ward in Blackpool desperately needs support, it is a ward that has been left behind, we believe we can be that lifeline it badly needs. The police have said we have taken prolific offenders already off the streets in to work, however, we have so much more to do. We leave absolutely no one behind!


Location Blackpool

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Wyre Council

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