Centre is open for action after re-fit

A COMMUNITY hub where youngsters can receive advice on topics ranging from jobs to sexual health has opened following a £500,000 refurb.

Alysha Smith, 14, joined Doncaster Council bosses to mark the official re-opening of the Great Northern Youth Centre.

The centre will provide a drop-in for youngsters in Adwick and Woodlands. It is also hoped it will help reduce crime in the area.

Coun Andrea Milner, Doncaster Council’s cabinet member for children said: “This valuable new resource is excellent news for the young people and wider community of Adwick and Woodlands.

“Ever since the project first began, their views and feedback in relation to the likes of building design, equipment and technology has been integral throughout and I’m really looking forward to hearing some of their reactions.”

The centre in Great North Road, Woodlands, aimed at 11 to 19-year-olds, now boasts a new stage for arts performances like plays and music, a suite for youngsters to play video games, a coffee bar and pool tables.

The site has LED lighting to create a different atmosphere dependant on the activities being run.

There is also now a fully equipped kitchen and a multimedia room, including computers and recording facilities.

Visitors can also receive advice on a range of topics including education, employment, training, drugs and alcohol. A clinic will also be used to run NHS sexual health sessions.

The Government cash has also bought new shower and clothes washing facilities.

Great Northern Youth Centre is open weekdays and evenings. For further information log onto www.doncasterfusion.co.uk