Big boost for village youth site

Liz Mullin pictured outside the old boiler room that is to be converted into a youth drop in centre. 104111a
Liz Mullin pictured outside the old boiler room that is to be converted into a youth drop in centre. 104111a
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CAMPAIGNERS in Hunmanby are celebrating after a long-awaited young people’s centre was finally given the green light.

Hunmanby Young People’s Organisation now has the lease for the former boiler house at Hunmanby Community Centre to revitalise it into a purpose-built venue youngsters.

The project, which was boosted by a £25,000 donation from Hunprenco chairman Eddie Neesom earlier this year, will include a kitchen a toilet facilities for people to meet and socialise with friends.

Cllr Liz Mullin, who has spearhead the campaign alongside cllr Lavinia Kirk for nearly five years, said her relief was palpable.

She said: “I’m absolutely delighted we have got the lease because we have been fighting for this for nearly five years.

“It means we can now get the building going and get the builders in to clear it out and get on with putting the new equipment in.

“This will make a big difference for young people in Hunmanby because it will give them somewhere to go with their friends and have a drink and have and a natter.

“I’m so relieved now and can’t wait for it to be finished and I’m already looking forward to having my first cup of coffee in the building when it’s all done!”

It is hoped the centre will open in November.