Youth club to open in Annesley

NMAC12-1460-2''Ron Lawrence and Tom Thomas pictured outside Annesley's refurbished Parish Hall
NMAC12-1460-2''Ron Lawrence and Tom Thomas pictured outside Annesley's refurbished Parish Hall
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YOUNG people in Annesley are to benefit from a brand new youth centre in the village which will open its doors next month.

The youth club will be based in a new extension at the refurbished parish hall – but it will be a place for children and teenagers to call their own.

Annesley Parish Council is behind the project, which has received just under £300,000 of funding from Persimmon Homes, Ashfield District Council and the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

Parish councillor Tom Thomas said: “The whole idea of having the extension is so they could have somewhere to call their own and to decorate as they see fit.”

The youth club will be officially opened on 14th July at noon and there will be a host of activities, including refreshments and raffles and a visit from Acacia Radio.

Councillors say the open day will provide something for all the family and folk can see how the facility will benefit the community.

Coun Ron Lawrence said: “It’s just a great family day.”

The youth club, which has had to take a break because of the building work, previously met in the parish hall but all the equipment had to be set up and taken down because it is used by other groups.

Youngsters, aged between nine and 18 years old, attend the youth club for a host of activities - including games consoles, table tennis, pool and arts and crafts.

In addition, volunteers organise theme park or ice-skating trips.

The parish council also hopes folk will use the hall for parties or meetings.