Posted: Thu 29th Sep 2016

£126,000 To Develop Youth Services In Fochriw

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016

Young people in Fochriw are to benefit from a £126,000 investment, after the council’s Cabinet gave the green light to a project which will develop youth service facilities in the village. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet approved the use of £126,000 from the council’s Capital Programme to develop an extension to Fochriw Community Centre, which will enhance the youth service provision on the site. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Currently the Youth Service use an existing area in the centre two nights a week for 30 weeks of the year, and Fochriw Youth Club serves over 130 members, with many of the young people attending the centre on a weekly basis. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The proposed extension would be an area of over 55 square metres in size and would include a multi-use room and storage area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Derek Havard, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning said, “Fochriw Youth Club is a well-used facility, so it’s pleasing that we are able to further develop youth service facilities in the village using this substantial sum of money. Youth clubs are key community assets, which are very well used by our young people right across the county borough, so I welcome this decision very much”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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