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Work on Harborough youth centre is progressing

Developments of work on the Cube Youth Centre at Symington's Recreation Ground. 
Dan Hensher, Gary Brown, Jean Molcher, James Barby, Dawn O'Connell, Nick Cook and Jenny Lyon.

Developments of work on the Cube Youth Centre at Symington's Recreation Ground. Dan Hensher, Gary Brown, Jean Molcher, James Barby, Dawn O'Connell, Nick Cook and Jenny Lyon.

 

Building work to create The Cube youth centre project in Market Harborough is progressing quickly.

The Cube is being built near Symington’s Recreation Ground off St Mary’s Road in Harborough and work at the site is going well.

Work at the site – the former home of the old bowling pavilion – started in December and the project leaders have recently secured a grant from Leicestershire County Council.

It is hoped the centre could be ready to open in the early summer.

Some of the team behind the project visited the site on Monday to have a look at how building work was coming along.

A group of young people have been working hard to bring the project to fruition by fundraising for the project.

The Harborough Youth and Community Trust is the organisation behind the scheme.

Gary Brown, a youth worker for the project, said: “We are getting close to completion and it is exciting that visible progress is now being made.”

The work is being carried out by Rockingham Construction and DJ Hensher Carpentry Service.

The centre will make use of indoor and outdoor spaces to provide recreation and training for young people. It will also be available for hire by other community groups.

While being primarily a youth centre, the building will house a community cafe and eventually form the ticket sales and refreshments area for the long-awaited Harborough Screen cinema.

The Rev Nick Cook, a charity trustee, said: “This is a wonderful milestone for our organisation.

“We are committed to providing sustainable, high-quality work for our town’s young people.

“This facility will not only help us to deliver our core services, but it also gives us the opportunity to generate income to maintain those services for generations to come.”

For more information about the centre or how to help, contact Mr Brown on 07740 266 020 or email cube.gary@harboroughchurches.org.uk.

 

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