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Press Report for Lymm Youth and Community Centre

Statement from Neville Davies

Following the recent announcement that Lymm Youth Club (and the British Legion) have been revealed to be on the Warrington Borough Council list for potential disposal, Secretary of the Lymm Youth and Community Centre Management Committee, Neville Davies, has issued the following statement:

"Despite the uncertainty added to by the decision of Warrington Borough Council to put a possible "For Sale" notice on our premises, we remain committed to maintaining Youth and Community Facilities on this site at the heart of our village. In meetings with the Borough Councillors elected to represent Lymm, we have indicated our willingness to work with any development proposals to preserve the facility on this site and have been assured of their support for our project, as have the prospective Labour candidates for both Borough and Parliament in the coming elections. We continue to trust that our Councillors will guarantee our facility in the long term future, after all, the building is here and in use. The volunteers are here and running the facility at no cost to the Council. I’m sure the Council will recognise a bargain when they look carefully".

Programme of community activities

"We have a lively and expanding programme of community activities in place already and even more exciting developments planned. In particular, in co-operation with Lymm Rotary Club, Warrington Stronger Together and Su Williams, we are rolling out a stimulating pilot programme, starting on March 17th, for South Warrington called "Bridging the Gap". This will be built around a neighbourhood programme for older, especially isolated, citizens."

"Initially at monthly intervals, events will be organised incorporating a Tea Dance plus other activities with refreshments being made and served by young people. We will be organising an increasing number of other opportunities such as the chance to discuss issues direct with senior police and other public officers. In time we hope to increase these activities with interests such as "armchair aerobics", manicure tasters, hairdressing, chiropodist visits etc as well as hobby opportunities, perhaps even Bingo or Computers. Transport will be arranged for those who need it or who live outside Lymm."

Get in contact

If you know someone who would like an invite or would like to suggest an activity, please contact me, Neville Davies, on 01925 755757.

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