Leigh-on-Sea Town Council have been working in partnership with the Southend YMCA over the last few years to provide a youth club for children in the area. The relationship was formed after previous Council Chairman, Valerie Morgan selected Southend YMCA as her Chairman’s Charity for 2018/19.
The club is open from 4.30pm - 7.30pm on Thursday's at Leigh Community Centre. Ages 8 - 16 are welcome to attend.
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 benefits from on-site cafe Lorna & Lottie's, providing hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and more and is free to attend, but spaces are limited. To book your place please go to www.bookwhen.com/southendymca.
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.
For 11-18 year olds, held at Leigh Community Centre on the second Thursday of the month from 5pm - 6pm. Free refreshments included.
To find out more about this please forward your name and contact details to Councillor Anita Forde, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile: 07786 023941
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:
In March, the Leigh-on-Sea Town Council Youth Forum held their first Question Time event at Leigh Community Centre. Young people under 20 were welcome to attend to put their questions to a panel about local issues and topics affecting young people. The panel was made up of the following people: