MEDIA INVITATION - ESSEX SET FOR TWO DAYS OF NO MESSIN' SUMMER FUN: Young people trespassing on the railway

Wednesday 8 Aug 2007


Region & Route:
Eastern: Anglia
| Eastern

Date: 15 & 16 August Time: 11am - 4pm Venue: King Edward VI Grammar School, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford

Hundreds of Essex teenagers are expected to attend a free rail safety event with a host of sports and arts activities on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 August in Chelmsford. Network Rail's No Messin' Live! summer campaign takes to the road following the succesful national launch in London on July 24 by Champion boxer Amir Khan, who supports the campaign. No Messin'! aims to raise awareness of railway safety amongst young people by giving them ideas about positive ways to spend their time, rather than play on the railway. The event is free for all young people aged between 9-16 years old. Activities include a kick boxing simulator, skate ramps, surf machines, DJ lessons, motorcycling, magic skills, bungee running, and a steel drum band. *No Messin' spokespeople and Chief Superintendent Dave Roney from the British Transport Police will be available for interiew between 12 and 2 on Wed 15th but please come along to the event at any time.

*Pre-recorded interviews with No Messin' spokespeople can be arranged. *Print and broadcast journalists, photographers and camera crews are invited to confirm their attendance to Kate Snowden on 020 7904 4341 or by emailing More information available on request.

Notes to editors

The No Messin' campaign isn't just for the holidays. Network Rail has a team of dedicated Railway Crime Education Managers working closely with other parts of the railway industry, offering railway safety information and visiting schools, young offending teams, youth clubs and local authorities throughout the UK.

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