Bus to prime’ club launch

PUBLISHED: 11:41 31 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:55 10 June 2010

A MOBILE youth club is to make regular visits to Budleigh Salterton from next month in preparation for when the town s own group starts up.

A MOBILE youth club is to make regular visits to Budleigh Salterton from next month in preparation for when the town's own group starts up.

The town's youth have, for the last 15 months, been hard at work setting up a club to keep bored youngsters off the streets and instead get them to take part in regular activities in a safe, secure environment.

To help youngsters develop their new club, which will operate from the Venture Hall, Devon County Council's youth service bus is to make two-hour weekly visits to Budleigh Salterton.

Budleigh Salterton district councillor Malcolm Florey said the youth bus visits were standard practice when setting up a youth club.

"We will be encouraging young people to come and meet with us and share with us what we are doing," he said. "We are excited about it, we are looking forward to it and we are going to make it work."

The mobile service starts from November 7, from 5pm until 7pm, and will happen every Friday until December 12.

The bus will be parked outside the Public Hall, in Station Road, next to The Green.

The bus will return on January 9 and 16 ahead of the opening of the town's permanent club, planned to start on January 23 2009.

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