Lots to do at new Wisbech youth centre

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A NEW youth centre has opened in Wisbech with sessions for children aged six to 11 and 12 to 16 year-olds.

The Alove Youth Centre is in a refurbished part of the Salvation Army building in John Thompson Road and the sessions are for anyone.

Youth worker Clare Kinsey explains the youth centre is open on Fridays from 5.45pm to 6.45pm for children aged six to 11 and from 7pm to 9pm for 12 to 16 year-olds.

Facilities include a cafe bar with seating area that serves hot and cold drinks and snacks, table tennis, pool table, table football, air hockey, Nintendo Wii, PS2, organised games, trips and lots more.

The cost is 50p per session but Clare explained this is open to negotiation if parents are struggling financially or have more than one youngster wishing to attend.

This Friday there is no primary school session as the older group is holding a special pizza and film night which starts at 6pm and they will be making their own pizzas.

Normally both sessions will be held during the school half-term holidays.

As this is a special session, Clare needs to know numbers and youngsters wanting to attend are asked to call 01945-461416 or 07872 403562 in advance.

Normally, children and young people are invited to just turn up at the Friday sessions. Younger children need to come with an adult first time as registration and medical forms need completing. Older children will also be asked to take forms home to be completed.

To find out more about the activities you can search Facebook under Alove Wisbech or contact the above numbers.

Clare is also looking for volunteers, particularly males, willing to help so the centre can open every day of the week and people can also enjoy weekend camps.

The organisers are hoping to hold Wednesday lunchtime cafe sessions for college students later in the year.