AFTER months of anticipation young people got their first glimpse of the new look Hailsham Youth Club which re-launched on Tuesday.
Situated on the Hailsham Community College site, the centre, which provides a range of activities for 11 -18 year-olds from Hailsham, closed in May 2009 for relocation to the main school block.
After seven months of hard work, the club has been completely refurbished and now benefits from a larger, split level space. The club, which is run by East Sussex County Council, now features the latest in state-of-the-art entertainment, and boasts a 50” plasma screen, Nintendo Wii, a pool and air hockey table and new refreshment facilities.
It also features two new murals created by Brighton-based graffiti artist Tom Goulden and local young people. Paul Rogers, youth development manager for Hailsham, said, “It has been a long time coming, but worth the wait.
“It’s important that young people have the opportunity to put their stamp on the club, and it’s a great space that will support the delivery of youth work.”
For more information on Hailsham Youth Club, contact Paul Rogers, youth work manager for Hailsham, on 01323 841496.