It may be a peaceful and idyllic location, but two Fixers from Llandrindod Wells in Wales say the lack of adequate facilities for youth in their town is leading to drink and drug problems as well as anti-social behaviour.
The Fixers are lobbying their local government to improve transport in the area to allow young people to access other nearby towns where there are more leisure activities, thereby getting bored young people off the streets.
Their story was shown on ITV News Cymru Wales on Thursday 8th August.
Fixers Hannah Evans (22), and her fiancé Matthew Mills (25), hope that by improving transport links between Llandrindod Wells and Builth Wells, Powys, young people will have more to explore and experience.
‘Builth Wells has a local cinema there but we don’t have the transport links to get to that cinema,’ says Hannah.
‘Llandrindod Wells is a lovely town, and is very beautiful, but it’s very much elderly and retired people.’
Fixer Matthew adds: 'The main thing for younger people to do is either have a drink or take drugs.
'If there were more facilities and more ways to get entertainment, there would be less temptation to do alcohol and drugs at a young age.
'I hope our campaign can encourage links from our town elsewhere to give young people things to do before it is too late.'
Also in the piece, Hannah and Matthew speak to Roger Williams, MP for the Brecon and Radnorshire region, about the plausibility of creating a transport link.
‘The Fixers have come forward with a really good idea. If they can guarantee that a certain number of young people would support it, I would be going out there looking for funding for them.’