Town council donate to youth group

19 April 2017 5:20PM

A £1,000 donation from Egremont Town Council will give a boost to the town’s youth group.

Councillors decided to hand over the money to Egremont Youth Partnership, which meets at The Core on Chapel Street, to help them put on extra sessions for youngsters.

The council is working with the partnership to provide opportunities for young people in Egremont, with the group providing a range of activities.

Chairman of the town council Lena Hogg said: “The council has been working closely with the partnership in the challenge to reduce anti-social behaviour in the town.

“The youth group has been successful in achieving this by putting on extra sessions for young people over the age of 10, and also by putting on different sessions that may interest the older of Egremont’s youth, for instance music, cooking classes and sport.

“In order to facilitate these extra sessions costs have risen, and therefore the town council agreed a grant of £1,000 to help ease the financial burden on the club.”

She added: “As well as money, the club desperately needs volunteers to help – even one night a week would help. Please give your time to the young people of the town and help the group, which I might add is doing a great job in keeping young people involved and lowering incidents of anti-social behaviour.”

The youth partnership is holding an open day tomorrow, between 1pm and 4pm, to celebrate its updated facilities. It will give the public an opportunity to see the activities provided and will include refreshments, a raffle and tombola, arts and crafts, an auction of art work, drumming workshop and various games.

Over the Easter holidays, the youth group organised trips for its members. These have included bowling, Laser Quest and cinema trips as well as visits to Jump Mania, go-karting and St Bees beach.

For more information visit Egremont Youth Partnership on Facebook or contact Andrea on 01946 329642.

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