New youth club could stop anti-social behaviour in Flackwell Heath

New youth club could stop anti-social behaviour in village

Parkour equipment was implemented earlier this year

Cllr David Johncock

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A FACILITY for children and teenagers in Flackwell Heath has been proposed to villagers.

After receiving funding for a youth club in the village from the Local Community Partnership, committee members are looking for people within the community to help with the new venture.

It is hoped a new club would also go some way to stopping anti-social behaviour in the village.

In a letter sent to every household in Flackwell Heath, residents have been invited to a meeting in two weeks time to discuss the opportunity.

Cllr David Johncock, who sits on the committee, said: “We have decided to try and start a youth club as there is nothing like that in Flackwell Heath.

“Last year we used the money from the LCP to help fund the new Parkour equipment, but we are hoping a new youth club would offer a set evening for boys and girls between 11 and 16 to come along.”

During the meeting, committee members will be asking if there are volunteers who would be interested in forming a management committee and helpers to support the children at the club.

Following the meeting, children in the village would be asked what sort of facilities they would like.

Cllr Johncock said: “We have had some anti-social behaviour in the village and when we speak to children they say it is because they have nothing else to do.

“Over the last two years, youth clubs in Bourne End and Wooburn Green have been setup and they have been successful in working with children in the community.”

The new club, if it is formed, will be affiliated to ‘Action4Youth’, and all volunteers would be given the appropriate training.

The meeting to discuss the youth facility proposal will be held at Christ Church Hall in Chapel Road at 7.30pm on Tuesday, September 9.

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