Work has begun on the outdoor court of the Youth and Community Centre. A long awaited new coat of tarmac was laid during the Easter school holiday in preparation for outdoor summer activities.
We’re so excited about the new surface:it’s been top of the youth volunteers’ wish list for several years and, twenty three tonnes of tarmac later, here it is! As many a grazed knee will testify, the tarmac had become terribly old; it was breaking up and children were skidding on the loose gravel, landing on rough, jagged ground: ouch! At last, thanks to funding from Greenham Trust, Hungerford Town Council and Broadmead Estates, we were able to commence works.
Still to come are the painted lines for multi-skills use, as well as six-a-side goalposts to replace the tired old ones. But already the youth team at St Lawrence’s Church is making the most out of the facilities; they are running a ‘Drop in and Play Football’ session on Fridays between 3:30 and 4:30pm (for more info, call James on 07778 144 980.
We’re really keen to support and encourage young people to take part in physical activities during youth-club sessions. We have the good fortune to have our own outdoor facilities and after much investment (new fencing in 2012, new floodlights in 2017 and new tarmac this year), it’s a pleasure to see the court looking so good, ready for young people to have a good run around!
We will be celebrating the official opening on Saturday 8 June 2019 from 11am to 2pm. Entry will be free and all are welcome. For more details, please e-mail Charlie at [email protected] or visit our website: www.hungerfordyc.org.uk.