St Albans council keen on third youth café

PUBLISHED: 15:28 13 May 2014 | UPDATED: 15:28 13 May 2014

Young people in Redbourn now have a place to listen to music, chat and make smoothies on Friday evenings following the opening of a youth café

Young people in Redbourn now have a place to listen to music, chat and make smoothies on Friday evenings following the opening of a youth café

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The success of two youth cafés means there may be a new teen hotspot on its way as the council is keen to fund another.

St Albans council is looking for community groups to come forward with proposals for a new youth café and apply for the Community Grants Fund 2014/15.

This comes after youth cafés in Cunningham, St Albans, and Redbourn have proved very successful with 13 to 19 year olds, offering them a place to meet up and socialise.

Richard Shwe, head of community services, said: “We want to hear from groups interested in running youth cafés in locations where little opportunity exists for young people.

“We are about to launch the Community Grants Fund for 2014/15 and would welcome applications from community groups looking to deliver new projects like these.”

The council provided £4,000 through the fund to St Albans Youth Café in Cunningham, run by Faith and Cultural Enterprise, which offers a place to meet from 6pm-8pm on Tuesday evenings.

Redbourn Youth Café at the village recreation centre has 27 young people join them between 7.30pm-10pm on Friday nights and also offers the chance to learn first aid.

Anyone interested in setting up a new youth café should contact Nicky Flynn on 01727 819518 or nicky.flynn@stalbans.gov.uk


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