Public meeting on teen centre

PUBLISHED: 11:54 06 December 2006 | UPDATED: 10:18 24 May 2010

COUNCILLORS are to be asked to support exciting proposals to turn a disused factory into a teenagers centre for Portishead. Town councillor David

COUNCILLORS are to be asked to support exciting proposals to turn a disused factory into a teenagers centre for Portishead.Town councillor David Pasley is to put a motion to a meeting of Portishead and North Weston Town Council tonight (Wednesday) asking members to back moves to investigate the possibility of developing the former Kodak factory at Mill Road into a youth activity centre.Cllr Pasley said: "I would like to see the council set up a working party with immediate effect to take this idea on board and see what can be done."The working party needs to work with the local action team, police and the young people. It is very important we don't lose the momentum for this idea."The suggestion to use the Kodak factory, once the processing centre for the south west, came from chairman of Portishead Tourism, Bill Shier.Mr Shier contacted the agents for the building regarding taking over the lease, who said they were 'amenable' to the idea.Cllr Pasley said: "This factory could be a real solution to some of the issues with youth in the town."I think the town council needs to get 100 per cent behind the idea."Cllr Pasley is also putting forward a motion to set up a steering group to look at the needs of the Portishead community at large.Cllr Pasley said: "We need to look at the needs of the population of Portishead from the point of local amenities."Portishead can no longer meet the needs of local residents."The population has outgrown the town and more and more people are getting in their cars to go out of Portishead for their leisure and shopping activities."There is also a lack of day centres for the older residents and more youth facilities needed for the younger generation."* RESIDENTS are being urged to have their say on exciting plans to turn the former Kodak factory into a teen centre.Portishead councillor John H Clark has organised a meeting for people to voice their ideas and support for the scheme at the Folk Hall on December 11 at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome.

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