PCSO computer games nights are hailed a success
A SERIES of computer games nights organised by police community support officers (PCSOS) have been hailed as a success.
The weekly games nights have been organised for youngsters at the Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough, since the middle of November during the run up to Christmas.
The events have been designed to give young people something to do during the run-up to Christmas with the final session due to take place on Friday, December 23.
The games nights have been organised by PCSOS Mohammed Haleem and Matt Lauch.
They were loaned two games consoles by Game, which is based at the centre, and were also allowed the use of the retail outlet’s television outside the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.
Tesco, also based at the centre, donated drinks and snacks and Peterborough United Football Club provided tickets for the winners of gaming tournaments.
PCSO Haleem said: “The games nights have been very successful and fun for everyone involved and I would like to thank all those who have donated things to make them happen.
“We have had about 10 young- sters each night, although I think more would have attended had it not been for other clashes.
“This is the first time we’ve held events of this kind in Hampton but we may well do so again, possibly during the school holidays.
“As well as strengthening our ties with the youngsters, our aim was to give them something constructive and fun to do and keep them out of mischief.”