Barcode celebrates a successful year

BARCODE Youth Cafe is celebrating a phenomenal first year in business. Since the under 18s venue in South Parade opened on October 26 last year it has held event after event and hundreds of youngsters now pop in to chill out every month. Recent events at

BARCODE Youth Cafe is celebrating a phenomenal first year in business.Since the under 18s venue in South Parade opened on October 26 last year it has held event after event and hundreds of youngsters now pop in to chill out every month.Recent events at Barcode include karaoke competitions, discos and live sets from unsigned young bands.The youth cafe, which was campaigned for by Weston Youth Town Council and Weston Town Council, benefited from a lottery grant earlier this year of £4,966 from the Awards For All Programme.The cash was used to upgrade the sound and light equipment and on publicity and door staff. The venue was also featured on the front page of national magazine Young People Now.Since it opened, Barcode has generated interest from the Government which may look to copy the idea in other parts of the country. One of the next events in the youth cafe's calendar is a CSV Make A Difference Day.On October 28 OAPs, teachers and other people who have made a difference to the lives of others are being invited there for cream teas and to be waited on.There will also be an appearance by Weston's mayor, Councillor Paula Howell, at the event, which is taking place from 10.30am-12.30pm.For more details or to nominate someone to attend the Make A Difference Day call 01934 632567.


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