Potton Youth Club set to close due to lack of numbers

Potton Youth Club could be closing later this year. Picture: Potton Youth Club Facebook

Potton Youth Club could be closing later this year. Picture: Potton Youth Club Facebook - Credit: Archant

Potton Youth Club could close later this year because of a lack of youngsters attending, it has been announced.

Potton Town Council has confirmed that the youth club – held at the pavilion in Mill Lane – will close in September, unless more young people attend.

They do have funding until March next year if attendance increases to an average of 20 per week.

Kira Barnard, who runs the youth club sessions, told the Comet: “When I took over about a year ago, we had 23 young people coming along – now we have just one.

“The issue is that the club is so far outside of the town centre, it’s hard for young people to get to especially in the winter when it’s cold and getting dark early.


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“Then when the summer comes around all they want to do is be outside in the sun.

“I’ve been going back and forward with the council about the future of the youth club so I’m not surprised about the closure, I’ve seen it coming for a while now.”

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The town council has urged aged betweeen 13 and 18 to attend the sessions held on Thursday nights between 5pm and 7pm as they look to keep the youth club alive for as long as possible.

To find out more about Potton Youth Club, contact kira.bernard@groundwork.org.uk.

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