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New home for Hornsea

Youth Club is revealed

    Andrea Kirk  

HORNSEA Youth Club has found a new permanent home in the centre of the town.

A spokesperson for the youth club management team said: “We are excited to take possession of the keys to unit four at 140 Newbegin on March 26.”

The unit was formerly the home of the Hornsea Floral Hall Box office and is located down the side of Med Mex Restaurant.

The management committee will have a week to prepare the space for the first session on April 1. Since learning that the club would have to vacate the Parish Hall on March 31 the trustees and youth leaders, with the help of Hornsea Town Council, have been working hard to find an alternative venue and believe that they have now found the perfect location.

Through local company HPS Estate Agents the trustees and leaders viewed the Newbegin address and were impressed with what they saw.

A spokesperson for the committee said: “We were amazed to hear that the owners of the property, on learning that it was to house the youth club, were willing to reduce the rental costs for the first year by 50 per cent. This wonderful offer was immediately accepted.” The property owner is local company Brandphone Ltd, owned by the Prescott family.

The youth club has had further good news as it has been successful in obtaining a substantial Positive Activities Grant which is managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Youth and Family Support (YFS) Service.

The fund is designed to benefit young people by grant aiding voluntary youth organisations who provide diversionary positive activity. This grant will be used as part funding for the two professional youth workers’ salaries.

The acquisition of unit four has secured the future of Hornsea Youth Club and ensured that membership will continue to be free to all the children. A spokesperson added: “The trustees wish to thank all individuals and organisations who have helped make this happen including East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hornsea Town Council and it’s Clerk Joanna Richardson, HPS Estate Agents, Brandphone Ltd, and Youth Leaders, Amanda Miller and Lewis Rose.”

Youth club members have another reason to be happy having had more positive news. When members became aware that some people were criticising children for depositing rubbish near to the skate park in Hall Garth Park they decided to take positive action. This resulted in them organising a poster competition with the theme of preventing littering in the park.

Hornsea Town Councillors were very impressed by this initiative and arranged for the two winning posters to be weatherproofed and they will be installed near to the children’s play area in Hall Garth Park. This display and signage has been made possible by a generous donation to the youth club, from the Hornsea Ex-Servicemen’s Club.

On Saturday, April 20, at 2pm, the new anti - litter posters will be unveiled at the skate park. Prior to the unveiling between 1pm and 2pm Paul Regan, a professional skateboarder from Active Sports, will lead a coaching session for skateboarders together with advice on how to balance on other wheeled-sports equipment. Following the unveiling Paul will help in the celebrations and will organise skate park activities and demonstrations. This is a free event with no charge being made for the professional coaching and participants will need to enrol early on the day at the skate park to ensure that they get one of the limited places.

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