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Second night for successful Winslow Youth Cafe

Winslow Youth Centre

Winslow Youth Centre

Winslow Youth Cafe is proving so successful it is to open for a second night from January.

Run by a voluntary committee, the youth cafe runs sessions for 11 to 16-year-olds on Friday nights during term time, from 7pm to 9pm in Winslow Youth Centre.

The Friends of Winslow Youth Centre, which now has responsibility for youth provision in the town, pays Aylesbury Youth For Christ to provide a youth leader, Dave Rollins, who is helped by junior and adult volunteers.

Activities include Xbox, Connect, a Wii and Rock Band, outdoor sports activities and a tuck shop. The youth cafe costs £1 per session.

Now the Friends have obtained funding from Winslow Local Area Forum to put the service on for a second night a week for one year. From January, the youth cafe will be running on Tuesday nights as well.

Committee member Wendy Castle said sessions are well attended, with about 45 young people turning up on a Friday night.

She said: “The youth cafe is really buzzy, it’s brilliant. There are lots of children up there, all doing different things in different rooms.

“It’s a brilliant facility, it does so much good for the town. The children need somewhere like that where they can chill out and relax.”

To make the second night viable, the Friends need more parent helpers or other volunteers to help on a rota basis.

Contact Jo Anderson on 01296 712650, joanna.anderson@live.com or visit www.facebook.com/groups/wislowyouth/

 

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