From February there will be a much needed new venue for the youth of Calne to spend some leisure time.
Calne Youth Club will be held each Tuesday at the Corn Exchange in town from 6.30 to 8.30pm and will offer activities such as crafts, cookery, sports and games.
The decision to host a Youth Club came after Youth Engagement work funded by the Town Council and Area Board last autumn identified a need.
Tamara Howell from Community and Mentoring Support (CMAS)told Calne News: "We run various youth clubs in areas such as RWB, Lyneham, Purton and Cricklade. It will be a free session run in term time for two hours a week where young people can come and join in with activities and have somewhere dry and safe to meet their friends. We provide them with food and drinks in these sessions."
Mark Edwards, Head of Business at Calne Town Council told Calne News: "The two-hour session will be hosted by trained CMAS staff and volunteers. Young people attending will be able to shape the activities and influence future decisions.
"The Town Council is committed to improving the offer available to the young people of Calne and in addition to the Youth Club will be funding activities through the February Half Term including free travel on Town Bus Services in partnership with Wiltshire Council."