New youth club ‘a credit to the community’, says mayor

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A NEW youth project is set to be launched in Elmhurst next Wednesday.

The community run Elmhurst Youth Project will be open to all people aged between 11 and 16, and will be run on Wednesday evenings at the Alfred Rose Park Community Centre.

Elke Maldar, chairman of the Elmhurst Youth Project management committee, said: “The local community has worked hard to secure funding and will continue to do so to ensure the future of the Elmhurst Youth Project.

“It would be great to welcome local people to the launch event, so they can meet with the young people and learn more about the club.”

Jenny Puddefoot, county councillor and Mayor of Aylesbury Town, who will be formally opening the youth club, said: “The launch of the Elmhurst Youth Project shows just what a community can achieve by working together.

“This project is a real credit to the hard work of local people of all ages who have worked to provide a welcoming and enjoyable place for young people in Elmhurst.”

Next week’s launch event will be held between 7pm and 9pm.

Funding has come from Aylesbury Town Council and Bucks County Council, and is on the lookout for further funding. It will offer table tennis, snooker, Wii games, crafts and sumo suits.