New activities for local teens at Clitheroe youth centre

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“SOMETHING for everyone” is the promise for young people aged 13 to 19 in the Clitheroe area under a new programme of activities to be launched later this month.

From Monday, May 21st, the programme at Clitheroe Young People’s Centre will kick off with activities including table tennis with an ex-county player, making music, DJing, pool, tea and toast, cooking and computer games, along with the chance to chill out and relax. There will also be help and support on matters of interest to young people.

On Wednesdays, the centre, managed by Lancashire County Council’s young people’s service, will offer a similar programme to Monday, with an added option for young people to learn how to fix their push bikes with an experienced mechanic.

On Friday evenings young people will be able to drop into the centre to get support and advice on a range of issues affecting them, including sexual health and relationships, training and careers.

Also on Friday evenings, along with Tuesday and Thursday evenings, the centre’s revamped youth club will be open. Activities including pool, a sports in the recently refurbished and well equipped sports hall, Djing and MCing in the high tech DJ studio, ICT suite, Wii and cooking will be available.

County Coun. Mark Perks, Cabinet Member for Young People, said: “The new programme of activities announced by the Young People Service is part of Lancashire County Council’s commitment to providing high quality services in the Clitheroe area. The programme has taken the views of young people into account and both reflects their interests and requests for advice and information.

“I am looking forward to visiting the centre at some point over the next few months and getting the chance to chat with young people taking part in the programme.”

The cost for young people to attend the centre will be 50p. It is located to the side of Trinity Methodist Church, off Wesleyan Row in Parson Lane. More details and up-to-date information are available online at www.lancashire.gov.uk/yps – just click on “where you live” and head for “Ribble Valley”.