It’s a new year and, for those who may have missed it, we have a new community and youth centre in Kilton ready for use.
Why not make joining a class, community group, or the youth club one of your resolutions?
The Online Youth and Community Centre, the former New Life church, in Plantation Hill, is a project which has been driven by North East PCSO Ryan Bowskill, along with Jamie Vernon, of Online Electrical Services and with support from New Life — now The Oasis Church in Longfellow Drive.
The renovation work is complete and the centre is ready to roll. REAL Education, who offer young people alternative approaches to education in a bid to develop their skills and keep them on the right path, are using the centre on weekdays and now we need people to express interest in using it on evenings and weekends.
We are working to set up a table tennis club, and there is a pool table already available to use. Why not check it out online at www.onlinecentres.co.uk and get in touch.
The only thing left to do is the skate park at the front of the centre. To show your support for a skate park, and to keep up-to-date on the activities on offer of the centre, follow @Online_Centre on Twitter or ‘like’ the ‘Online Youth & Community Centre’ on Facebook.
Once we can see there is a real enthusiasm for it we will bring in the materials and the REAL Education team will help construct it. Support us online and you’ll be skating in Kilton in no time.
We are waiting for the centre to be completely finished before we hold an official event to mark its launch.
Continuing on the subject of our work with the community, we are heading to Rotherham this week to meet our counterparts at South Yorkshire Police. There we will be checking out the Lifewise Centre to see how we can incorporate its courses in our work in keeping people safe.
The centre boasts a film-set style learning facility in which people can take part in interactive courses to learn vital safety tips.