No Messin Coming To South Wigston In Leicester
20th July 2009
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SOUTH WIGSTON SET TO GET THE NO MESSIN' MESSAGE Calling all contenders! So you reckon you've got skills? Well it's time to prove it!

Network Rail are working in partnership with Oadby And Wigston Borough Council to bring its summer No Messin' Live! tour to town - and they're looking for young people with the bottle to try something new - whether it's street soccer, wrestling, urban dance, or even showing your gaming skills on the newest computer games before they hit the shops.

All activities are free and open to anyone aged up to 16 years, from noon to 4pm at Blaby Road Park on 19th August 2009. A music stage incorporating Oadby & Wigston's own Supersonic Boom will also feature local acts and artists pitting their skills against each other during the day.

The award winning No Messin' campaign is run by Network Rail and is aimed at tackling crime and saving lives on the railway. It gives young people the opportunity to try something different and maybe find a new interest - away from messing around on or near railway lines.

Dozens of people are killed or seriously injured on the railway every year by mucking about on the tracks. Wigston has one of the highest levels of railway crime in the country which is why the tour is coming to town.

Eight No Messin' Live! events are taking place throughout the summer holidays across the UK. They are backed by boxing hero Amir Khan who launched the campaign on 6th April in London.

Says Amir Khan: "There's no excuse for mucking about on train tracks. You may think you're clever and fast but a train is quicker and what's clever about getting yourself killed? No Messin' Live! is a great way of finding a better way to spend your time, whether it's trying out new sports, like boxing, or skills such as mixing and having a laugh with your mates too."

The event is being supported by Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, Leicestershire Constabulary, British Transport Police (BTP), CrossCountry Trains, Youth Offending service, Youth Service and many others.

Activities Include:

Urban/Street Dance

Football Freestyling with European Champion Colin Nell EA Games Zone Urban art workshops Mixology DJing Wrestling Boxing Local Music Penalty Shoot-out Cricket Skate Park Creative Creatures TV and Music Stage Live Theatre Motion Animation

For more information please contact Ian Chase Ian Chase Anti Social Behaviour Co-ordinator Council Offices Station Road Wigston

LE18 2DR

Contact Tel No 0116 2572667

Ext 667

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