Rachel attended the opening of a brand new youth hub in the town centre.
WISE Youth and Community Centre officially opened last Monday (August 15th) at The Canopies by the Kingfisher Shopping Centre.
It was young people themselves who have repurposed these vacant units and transformed it into a new Youth Hub. It took 14 days to complete and was taken on by 17 volunteers from youth support organisations in the local area.
The indoor space has been repainted and refurbished with a new kitchen and storage facilities for future communal events and classes, whilst the outdoor space has been renovated with outdoor seating and will host regular sporting activities. WISE will also feature a kitchen area for young people to learn cookery skills.
Rachel said: “It was a real honour to attend the opening of the new WISE Youth and Community Centre.
“I had the opportunity to speak to those involved in making this a reality and it clearly was a passion project for everyone who made this possible. Thank you to you all.
“There are two people I particularly want to acknowledge, Loretta and Luke. They are Enhanced Youth Support Workers who co-ordinated the refit and launch of the new centre. They both spoke with such passion at the opening of WISE. It was inspiring to listen to the positive impact this project has had on the young people involved.”