Youth council driving formation of club

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Children at a former MOD site village are leading the way to help their community and 
provide activities for young people to enjoy

Hemswell Cliff is one of three villages in West Lindsey on de-commissioned RAF stations.

And while the village has an active parish council and thriving residents’ group, young volunteers have now come forward to do their bit.

Under the guidance of youth and development workers employed by the county council, a youth council has been formed and they are now the driving force behind the formation of a youth club.

“We have a dedicated team of young people working on this,” said development worker 
Emma Bailey.

“The youth council is now formally constituted and members are keen to see the youth club project up and running.”

And there has also been a number of young adults and older adults come forward willing to give their time to help run the club, which will be held in the Children’s Centre, next to the school on a fortnightly basis.

“The youth club plan came out of a consultation around the village to see what young people wanted to do,” added Emma.

“The parish council is working hard to refurbish the ball park, but not everyone is sporty and in winter the young people need an inside space too.”

Now the group is looking to raise money to buy equipment to use.

And they will be holding a fundraising Christmas bingo in the school hall on December 12, with eyes down at 6.30pm.

“Donations of prizes for the bingo will be gratefully received,” said Emma.

“And if anyone has any suitable equipment the youth club could use, we would also be pleased to hear from them.”

For more information email emma.bailey@lincolnshire.gov.uk or log on to the parish council website at www.parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/HemswellCliff/and click on the youth council link.