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Youth club returns to Farsley to support bored young people

A youth club will be returning to Farsley in a bid to keep youngsters occupied.

Based in the back room at Farsley Library, the club will feature activities, games and snacks for young people aged 11-16 every Friday (4.30pm-6pm) from 30 June. It will be run by Leeds City Council’s Youth Service.

This joins the recently started Calverley Youth Project which runs at the Calverley Mechanics Institute every Thursday at 6.45pm, and has been hugely popular with 20-30 attendees per session.

The club was encouraged by local Councillor Peter Carlill (Labour and Co-operative, Calverley & Farsley), around a lack of activities for older children and young people in the village.

“One of my key pledges when first elected was to work to provide a fixed youth club in all areas of our community,” said Cllr Carlill. “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 criticised for.

“Following discussions with the Youth Service a youth club was started in Farsley before the pandemic, but unfortunately fell by the wayside due to lockdowns.

“I’ve been working with the Youth Service to bring this back, and discussing with young people what they would like to see. Many thanks to the Youth Service for organising, and please do encourage any young people to attend so that this can be a success and continue to grow.”

For more information see Leeds Youth Service WNW on Facebook.

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