Crewe & Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan has joined up with a local Nantwich youth club in a drive to get weekend youth club sessions up and running near the town centre. The Guy Harvey Youth Centre next to Barony Park currently runs a youth club on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings but hasn’t been able to run a Friday or Saturday session for some time.
Following concerns about anti-social behaviour and a lack of youth provision locally Kieran approached the charity about launching an appeal for volunteers and organisations to help them get a weekend session back up and running.
Kieran is asking for people to get in touch if they would like to help. Commenting Kieran said
“The Guy Harvey team are doing a great job during the week with really well attended sessions. But I know from talking to families locally there is still a real need at a weekend and I would hope it would help with some of the anti-social behaviour we have been seeing locally. What we need now is help from volunteers and organisations that would be willing to support us. We would also welcome any donations or resources that we could use. There might be people who work with young people who have skills and experiences they can offer or there might be someone recently retired that wants to start volunteering. If we build a small team then many hands would make light work as I know people might be hesitant to give up a weekend evening every week. But a small group of volunteers could make it work.”
“Importantly, we can do this in the evenings after the existing things like dances classes finish so no one currently using the centre needs to lose out.”
“Along with the support I have been giving to the campaign for the new skate park I am trying to make sure locally young people have something to do that helps keep them out of trouble.”
Trustee Graham Fenton commented “We would like to ask the local community to help us make the most of the facilities we have and would welcome people working with Kieran and us to make that happen. We know the need is there in Nantwich.”
Anyone interested should email Kieran on Kieran.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01270 583 432.