‘Dream’ youth club up and running in Sudbury

NEW BEGINNINGS: Councillors, project leaders and children gather outside The Hub, a youth club which has moved to Belle Vue House in Sudbury.''MSFP-08-06-12 BC 035
NEW BEGINNINGS: Councillors, project leaders and children gather outside The Hub, a youth club which has moved to Belle Vue House in Sudbury.''MSFP-08-06-12 BC 035

A YOUTH club in Sudbury held its first session at its new home on Friday.

The Hub – a Babergh District Council-run youth club for 11 to 17 year olds at Belle Vue House – opened its doors to welcome young people after moving from Sudbury Upper School.

Activities included DJ decks, games consoles, BMX riding, a pool table and internet access.

John Sayers, a town and county councillor, said that following a slow start, more people turned up as the evening progressed.

“All the youngsters that came were very impressed with what they saw,” he said. “It is a very good starting point for a fully-blown youth facility for Sudbury.

“It has been a while getting there but for me it is a dream come true – I always felt this youth club was something that was needed.”

Stephanie Lloyd, community development officer at Babergh, said: “There was a really nice atmosphere.

“We are hoping to get some parkour coaching and football coaching with Suffolk FA in the next few weeks.”

Advice and information on young people’s issues and problems, as well as what’s on notices, are also available at the club.

“We are hoping it will be a central point for the children to come down to every Friday and be a part of something,” said Miss Lloyd.

The Hub runs from 6.30pm to 9pm every Friday, with the BMX park open until 10pm. Admission costs £1.

q For more information, visit www.facebook.com/thesudburyhub.