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Press Report for Lymm Youth and Community Centre

A New Exciting Project

Although Warrington Borough Council wants to retain the option of building exclusive waterside apartments on the site of Lymm Youth and Community Centre and the adjoining Henry Street and Davies Way car parks, the centre is going ahead with a very exciting programme. Inspired by the recent presentation by Vicky and Paul of the Canal Boat Adventure Project, staff and management committee have been making the necessary preparations to enable the centre to follow their lead.

Canal Boat Adventure Project

The Canal Boat Adventure Project is based in Halton and provides holidays and training opportunities for disadvantaged young people, both in the UK and abroad. One of the most stimulating aspects of the project is that it is run by the young people themselves, and Vicky and Paul are just two of these many young people from the local community now providing opportunities for others and demonstrating just what can be achieved by young people running successful youth activities trust is placed in them and they are empowered to take charge.

Plans for Lymm Youth and Community Centre

The Lymm Youth and Community Centre now plans to link with the Canal Boat Adventure Project, Cheshire Police, Petty Pool Trust, Bendrigg Trust and the Youth Federation, plus other groups to provide similar exciting opportunities for the young people of Lymm and Warrington South. In the past few months, the centre has carried out essential Health and Safety checks, repairs and improvements; produced a constitution, Business Plan, policies and procedures for around twenty aspects of its work; and made arrangements to update the CRBs of all staff and Management Committee. As well as affiliating to a number of organisations, it has made contacts with several potential partners and initiated an exciting cross-generational project for Warrington South ‘Stronger Together’ network, called ‘Bridging the Gap’. All these organisations have been supportive of the facilities.

Neville Davies, Secretary to the Management Committee said:

“We have been inspired in our resolve to secure this facility for the people of Lymm and we are confident that Warrington Borough Council will too develop the confidence and commitment to support our aim to re-invigorate for services for young people and older residents across South Warrington, for the foreseeable future.”

Editor’s note:

Lymm Youth and Community Centre is currently trying to negotiate terms with Warrington Borough Council that will ensure secure long term provision of Community facilities in the heart of the village centre. Warrington Borough Council wants to grant only a maximum of three years, which discourages potential partners and use and disqualifies the centre from grants etc. Warrington Borough Council wants to retain the option of building exclusive waterside apartments on the site of Lymm Youth and Community Centre and the adjoining Henry Street and Davies Way car parks. For more details contact Neville Davies on 01925 755757.

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