February 21, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea youth cafe announces its opening date
opening date of a brand new youth cafe in Burnham-On-Sea has been
announced this week.
preparations are being made for the launch of the facility at
Burnham Area Youth Centre in Cassis Close on Friday March 6th.
well as refreshments, it will offer Internet access, games consoles,
a pool table and other entertainment.
cafe is being aimed at 11-17 year-olds and will initially be open
four days a week and be completely free," Noreen Beckinsale,
secretary of the BAY Centre's Local Action Team, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
added: "A big thank you goes to Asda for providing the refreshments,
and the cafe's partners, the police, Somerset County Council,
Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset Rural Youth Project, St Andrew's
Church and Burnham Lions, for all their help."
Stiles of Burnham Police added: "The cafe will be an invaluable
resource for young people in Burnham, giving them somewhere to
spend time with their friends and have some fun in a supervised
environment. It will give young people somewhere to channel their
time and energies in a productive way and we hope that the community
will see a drop in anti-social behaviour after it has opened."
cafe will open for business from 4pm-5.30pm and from 8-10pm on
March 6th. The launch night will be a pizza and cola night, which
will be an open house for 11 17 year olds.
times will then be school years 7, 8 and 9 - Monday 3.30pm-5.30pm
and Tuesday 3.30pm-6.30pm. The cafe will be open for school years
10, 11 and 6th Form on Fridays 8-10pm and Saturdays 6-10pm.
month, Burnham-On-Sea.com reported
how members of Burnham Lions Club had decorated the interior of
above are the Local Action Team's Chairman Keith Beckinsale and
wife Noreen, who are overseeing the launch of the new cafe