YOUNG people in Cotford St Luke and Bishops Lydeard will be able to get on the bus and learn about the risks of drugs over half term.

The parish councils in both villages have funded a double decker hosting a free drugs education programme, with interactive demonstrations showing the effects of alcohol and drugs.

Teenagers and their parents and carers will be able to learn about substance misuse through role play, games and quizzes.

PCSO Sharon Baker said: "This is a multi-agency project to educate our young people about the risks of substance misuse.

"It comes after reports in recent months of nitrous oxide canisters being found in both villages.

"Wellington Beat Team has been working on the issue, speaking with young people and parents, and this initiative supplements this work.

"It's part of a rolling programme recognising that young people in rural communities need facilities."

The bus will visit the Co-op car park, in Graham Way, Cotford St Luke, on Friday, February 22, from 11am to 1pm.

It will then be at Bishops Lydeard Village Hall, Mount Street, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

The bus, provided by an organisation called Resilience Voyage, has visited Taunton and Wellington in recent months.