Chairman of county council is given tour of Worksop youth club

Chairman of Nottinghamshire Council Council has been given a tour of a Worksop youth club to show her what they have to offer.

Teenagers Aimee Butkeraitis and Paige Swinburn escorted Councillor Sybil Fielding around Valley Young People’s Centre in Worksop.

Coun Fielding attended a busy junior session with 40 young people from year 6 and 7 in attendance.

Some of the young people said the youth club had given them a chance to meet new friends who were attending secondary school and that this has helped with the transition as there were a few familiar faces in a bigger school.

During the visit the Chairman said she was impressed with the organisation of the session and was challenged to games of pool, fuseball and table tennis.

Other activities on offer included Wii games, arts and crafts, magic card tricks and an outside multi gym.

Young people were also busy finalising their costumes for the upcoming “Sewhat” event organised by Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw. .

Councillor Liz Plant, vice-chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Youth Worker Shane Butkeraitis and his team work hard to make Valley Young People’s Centre a safe and welcoming environment for young people to socialise, meet new friends and achieve their full potential.”

Valley Young People’s Centre in Stanley Street works with a diverse group of young people. On Tuesdays, there is a Link Club for young people with disabilities, Wednesdays is an Inters night for year 8 and year 9, while Thursday’s offer a senior night for young people in year 10 up to the age of 19. Friday night is a project night where a targeted group of young people are worked with to improve their confidence, life skills and positive interaction with their community.