Leigh-on-Sea Town Council have been working in partnership with the Southend YMCA over the last year to provide a youth club for children aged between 8 and 12. The relationship was formed after previous Council Chairman, Valerie Morgan selected Southend YMCA as her Chairmans Charity for 2018/19.
After the success of the Youth Club in the last academic year, the Town Council have recently agreed to increase the funding to allow for an additional youth club up to the age of 16.
The new Youth Club will launch on Thursday 5th September and continue weekly at the following times:
5pm - 7pm - 8 - 11 yr olds
7.30pm - 9.30pm - 12 - 16 yr olds
Each week children will have access to a variety of activities including board games, chess, indoor football, badminton & hockey, air hockey, table football, pool, arts and crafts, dancing, team games and projects.
The club will meet at Leigh Community Centre and benefits from on-site cafe Lorna & Lottie's, providing hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and more.
The club is free to attend, but spaces are limited. To book your place please go to www.bookwhen.com/southendymca.
For 11-18 year olds
Do you live in Leigh-on-sea and the immediate surrounding areas?
Do you want your voice heard about local issues and have the power to affect change?
Do you want to help organise fun events for the community?
Then come along and be part of the LEIGH-ON-SEA TOWN COUNCIL YOUTH FORUM.
To find out more about this please forward your name and contact details to:
Councillor Anita Forde
Mobile: 07786 023941
What can this Youth Forum do?
1. Give young people a voice and a say in their local area:
2. To make a difference in our community:
3. Challenge negative stereotypes of young people and raise the positive profile of young people:
Please note all Youth Forums are held at Leigh Community Centre, Room 6 from 5pm - 6pm
Youth Market 2019
This is the second time Leigh-On-Sea Town Council have hosted a Youth Market promoting the very best local entrepreneurial talents on offer. The Market transferred from the Community Centre to Strand Wharf this year with the extended hours of 11am - 4pm. On the day we had 19 stalls and 7 groups of performers. General feedback from the public was highly positive proving the event was very well received and with much bigger numbers than last year. Many of the stall holders have already expressed an interest in attending the event again with many generating good income and publicity. A number of thank you correspondence has been received. There was also considerable Facebook and Instagram interaction regarding the event on the day which increased awareness. Overall, the Youth Market was a great success and made a positive impact illustrating our local youth, broadcasting their talents and encouraging the youth of Leigh to be more involved in our community. A lot of people commented how fantastic is was that the Council were putting on such an event and encouraging young people this way.
Poster made by Maggie Callaghan