New Youth Club at Snettisham

New Youth Club at Snettisham

Snettisham Parish Council is funding a Youth Club for 8-12 year-olds in the Village, which will be starting on 10th August.

It had been hoped to begin this last year, but COVID restrictions made this impossible. Now that restrictions are being lifted, it is hoped that this new provision will make a significant difference to the youngsters in the Village.

The Council is working with the YMCA Norfolk Team, who will be providing the staffing and organising activities. Charlie Smith (Assistant Community Manager, YMCA Norfolk) said “YMCA Norfolk understand the importance of providing young people in the community a safe place in which they can meet their friends, build further friendships whilst also feeling supported by an experienced workforce. We are excited to work with Snettisham Parish Council in this endeavour”

Acting Council Chair, Cllr David Baxter, said: “We are very excited by this project, which has been a long time in the planning. It is important for councils to make provision for the youngsters in their parishes, and we believe this will be a real success in this area. I would like to thank Janet Todd for all the work she put into getting this up and running.”

Janet, who was a Councillor until recently, was the driving force behind setting up the Club.

The Parish Clerk, Simon Bower, noted that if anyone has equipment which may be of use which they could donate, or part with for a small sum (table tennis, TV etc.) this would be a real help.

The first meeting is on Tuesday 10th August from 4.30 to 6.30 in the Memorial Hall, Old Church Rd. Children attending will not need to bring any equipment, and once dropped off can be left in the care of the trained YMCA Norfolk Engagement Workers. There is a nominal charge of £1 per week which will help fund trips etc.

Anyone whose children are planning to attend should let the Parish Clerk know asap so that numbers can be confirmed. clerk@snettishamparishcouncil.gov.uk