Designed by Young People 4 Young People
In November 2008 Hinckley Club for Young People was awarded over £6.7 million as part of the myplace programme to build a world-class youth club in Richmond Park, Hinckley Leicestershire
Hinckley Club 4 Young People was a joint venture by the Management Committee, Young Leicestershire and Hinckley Borough Council that resulted in the Club being relocated to Richmond Park after over 50 years at its Stoke Road venue!
(For more on Young Leicestershire click www.youngleicestershire.org.uk )
The new facility has been designed, following consultation with young people, to provide young people with an exciting and safe place to go in their leisure time where they can get involved in an attractive range of activities as well as offering more young people a place where they can easily access information, advice and support services
It was opened to the public on Saturday October 9th 2010 and has continued to thrive ever since now boasting over 5500 members!
Geoff Wells, Former Secretary of Hinckley Club for Young People, said:
This is the winning line we have all been waiting for, for all young people of today, and all future generations to come. This new facility for Hinckley and beyond has ultimately turned out to be beyond our wildest dreams and you have got to see it to believe it. I am personally proud to have given this project endless support over the last seven years and wish total success for the centre to all young people who will use it, to include families, the different organisations and more over the years to come.
Former Leader of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Councillor Stuart Bray, said:
I am delighted to see the new Hinckley Club for Young People open. We are very lucky to have this facility in Hinckley and I welcome the opportunities that this new facility will offer young people in our borough and beyond. I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to everyone and particularly the volunteers from the club who have worked so hard to make this happen. I would encourage everyone come along to see the centre.
Alison Jolley, County Director of Young Leicestershire, said:
This is the result of over two years hard work by young people, volunteers, the Borough Council and Leicestershire Clubs for Young People. This state of the art youth centre provides the ultimate in facilities for young people in the county and we are proud to be a partner. I am sure that young people will enjoy and benefit from this new facility and anyone wishing to volunteer is welcome to get in touch.