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Youth Centre Officially Opens


6:55am 31st October 2013

A Youth Centre, that's served the Weymouth community for nearly 20 years says they're want to do more to help young people.

STEPS on Chickerell Road provides a variety of services to children, students, school leavers, young parents and people with special educational needs.

They currently open for 11 hours a day 6 days a week, but they're aiming to extend that to 7 days a week.

Youth worker Tom Lane says STEPS is an important place for Weymouth;

"After school we have advice, information guidance drop-in sessions and we also have arrange of sports and arts after school and over the weekends.

The final element is that we have open evenings and the access youth club. What we're aiming for is provision for young people 11 hours a week 7 days a week."

STEPS opened the doors to their new facility back in April and staff there have been rushed off their feet ever since. Today they officially open the facility and revamped outdoor education centre (Thursday 31st October).

The Mayor of Weymouth and Portland and local politicians will be given a tour of the new multimillion pound centre and the outdoor centre that runs loads of activities like sports and kayaking for youngsters.

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