New roller disco youth club launches in Weston
PUBLISHED: 17:00 05 October 2015 | UPDATED: 17:32 05 October 2015
A NEW youth club featuring a roller disco, inflatable assault course and graffiti project was launched in Weston-super-Mare on Friday.
The YMCA in Coleridge Road on the Bournville, will run sessions for the next six weeks, after support from arts company Boom Satsuma, community enterprise Alliance Homes and local youth workers.
The police sessions, run by PCSOs Kelly Clark and Kylie Channing will begin the youth club’s new lease of life, before youth workers from Boom Satsuma take the project on.
PSCO Clark said: “Young people everywhere often complain that there’s nothing for them to do so they end up ‘hanging around’ in groups in parks or outside shops. This can lead to complaints about nuisance although often they’re not doing anything wrong.
“We have a range of activities planned and hope that by offering young people the opportunity to try something new we’ll be able to build positive relationships with them. Hopefully giving them something to do will also help us reduce community concerns about nuisance.”
Kylie added: “The sessions are free to any child aged between nine and 14 who lives in the Bournville or Oldmixon area of Weston-super-Mare. Activities planned for the first six weeks include a roller disco, graffiti project and an inflatable assault course.”
The police-run sessions, which are free for children, will be held between 5pm and 7pm every Friday until November 13.