Free activities for 11 to 17 year-olds during the summer holiday are available through the Space programme.

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, is bringing back the Space programme for Summer 2017.

Space was originally an activities scheme led by police in Staffordshire aimed at engaging young people before it stopped in the 1990s.

Mr Ellis has pledged money to fund activities with an aim to increase skills, improve health and general wellbeing by creating opportunities to engage with young people positively. Activities will include sporting events, hair and beauty classes, arts and crafts and music production and much more.

The Space scheme will run between 24 July and 1 September and will cover areas across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Space 2017 is available for 11 to 17 year-olds.

More information, including a calendar of events is available at