In September of last year we reported the opening of the new Youth Club in town and we are pleased to report that 6 months on, under the guidance of Harry Shires, it is thriving.
The Club is run every Wednesday evening in the upstairs rooms at the Parish Hall under the umbrella of the Town and East Riding Councils. Thanks to the collaboration of Rev. Philip Lamb and the St Nicholas Church committee the rooms are given free of charge.
The club is split into two age groups with the most popular being the one for 7 to 11 year olds which meets between and 6.30 and 7.45pm. For this group there are 70 registered members with an average attendance of around 40, split equally between boys and girls.
Helping Harry at the present time are volunteers Amanda Miller, Nathan Eastwood, Neil Baxter, Anna Sherwood and Amy Jenny, whilst representatives from the Primary School are Ruby Miller and Rosie Barker. The children have plenty of activities to keep them fully occupied including table football, air hockey, arts and crafts, a hair and beauty salon, a games room with snooker, video and board games as well as a large lounge with seating area to just sit, relax and chat. There is even a self- sufficient Tuck Shop.
At 7.45pm until 9pm the club is taken over by 12 to 16 year olds with over 30 registered members, most of who turn up every week with the same facilities available as for the younger members. Harry is still in charge with extra assistance from Josh Miller and Lewis Rose who are representatives from the Secondary School.
Congratulations must be given to Harry and all of his team whose hard work and enthusiasm have played a major role in the club’s success. Long may it continue! Children of both age groups are encouraged to come along. Membership and admission are free and there are plans to offer outdoor activities as well in the summer months in the grounds to the rear of the hall. Further details can be obtained from Harry Shires: 07514 161 590