St Albans council keen on third youth café
- Credit: Photo supplied
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.
- 1 Armed police seize machete from Sandpit Lane in St Albans
- 2 Rapist jailed for 15 years after kidnapping teen in Hemel Hempstead
- 3 Hertfordshire teen bullying victim given royal honour
- 4 Police probe into death of man in 20s at 'Kinky Towers' in Hertfordshire
- 5 Council confirms first monkeypox case in Hertfordshire
- 6 Peregrine falcon chick hatches at St Albans Cathedral in a city first
- 7 Success for Harpenden actor after National Youth Theatre audition
- 8 5 things you might not have known about Herts county council's new chairman
- 9 St Albans SustFest events aim to boost local nature
- 10 Katherine Ryan and Romesh Ranganathan spotted filming in St Albans
Anyone interested in setting up a new youth café should contact Nicky Flynn on 01727 819518 or firstname.lastname@example.org