Youth bus rolls into town

PORTISHEAD youth service will take to the road during the summer.

A youth bus will roll into the town on Monday to provide young people with a programme of free evening activities throughout the school holidays.

The bus will be at the Lake Grounds on Monday and Wednesday evenings from around 6.30-9pm.

On Mondays, emphasis between 7-8pm will be on dance in the park, however general activities will also be available.

On Wednesday evenings the programme will be aimed at young people aged 10 and above and specific games and projects will be organised each week, after consultation with members of the Portishead Youth Forum.

The bus will also be in use on Thursday evenings, but organisers are still awaiting confirmation of a new venue for this.

The youth bus is equipped with computers, music, art and craft materials and games equipment. Youth workers will be available and a tuck shop will be provided.

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Full time youth worker Alan Rowe said: “We just want young people to come along, meet their friends and enjoy themselves in a safe environment. Most of the activities will be outside, but the bus will act as a refuge if it rains.”

Portishead Youth Centre is currently closed while an extension is built and refurbishment work is completed. The centre is expected to re-open in September.