A new voluntary youth club for Hedon will open its doors to the town’s young people for the first time tonight Friday, 16 October 2009.
The youth group will be based at the Red Cross Hall in Sheriff Highway, and will be open every Friday 7.30pm until 9.30pm for young people aged between 12 and 17 years old.
The group aims to provide an interesting meeting place and activities for young people. It was set up by local people dedicated to improving the range of activities for young people and is supported by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s youth service, neighbourhood action team and Holderness local action team, as well as East Riding Voluntary Action Services (Ervas) and Hedon Town Council.
Councillor Penny Peacock, portfolio holder for children, young people and schools at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I hope that young people in Hedon will enjoy this new group. The youth service is keen to provide positive activities for young people and will be working with volunteers and young people to provide these.”
Councillor Peter Turner, chair of the Holderness Local Action Team, said: “This project has been a long time coming to fruition and many obstacles have been negotiated to get this far. I trust that everyone will continue to support this splendid example of local people acting positively for the benefit of their community”
Funding to help set up the club was provided by Hedon Town Council and Holderness Lions.
See background: A youth club for Hedon
Thanks to hu17.net …it’s all about Beverley for the ‘heads up’ about this story.
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