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New youth club opens in Calverley

A new youth club will help keep young people in Calverley occupied on an evening when it opens its doors for the first time this week.

From today (Thursday, 11 May) a new youth club at Calverley Mechanics Institute will feature activities, games and snacks for young people aged 11-17 every Thursday at 6.45pm.

Creation of the club was encouraged by Councillor Peter Carlill (Labour and Co-operative, Calverley and Farsley), in response to recent concerns about anti-social behaviour in the village and a lack of activities for older children and young people.

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Cllr Carlill said: “One of my key pledges when first elected was to work to provide a fixed youth club in all areas of our community – leading to the first one opening in Farsley before the pandemic.

“I’ve been working with the Youth Service to provide a centre-based youth provision in the village, as a progression from the increased mobile provision I’d successfully campaigned for.

“There is often little for young people in our area to do in the evenings – leaving the only option hanging around in streets and parks, which they are often vilified for.

“Many thanks to Leeds City Council’s Youth Service for organising, and please do encourage any young people to attend so that it can be a success.”

For more information see Leeds Youth Service WNW on Facebook.


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