Youth truck reaches out to Bassetlaw kids

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MOBILE youth clubs are proving a hit in the rural villages of Bassetlaw, giving youngsters somewhere to meet, socialise and have fun.

Notts County Council has two purpose built 7.5 tonne trucks which visit a number of rural communities.

They are aimed at young people aged between 10 and 19, and equipped with a range of youth facilities, from computer games to music equipment and arts and crafts.

Entrance is free and there are a wide range of activities on offer.

“These mobile services in Bassetlaw are good examples of how we extend youth activities to young people in rural areas and they provide a vital service,” said Coun Lynn Sykes, who chairs the council’s Young People’s Service committee.

“There are some exciting forthcoming events taking place in a range of communities over the coming months.”

Andrea Oswin, a Notts County Council youth worker said: “The mobile service now has the new FIFA 13 for the X-box and the team is looking at buying some new equipment including light up frisbees and possibly some unicycles.”

“Over the next month we are going to be making Christmas decorations and cards as well as lots of other fun things. We are finishing on 21st December for two weeks with bingo, mince pies and other Christmas games.”

Here are some details of six areas where the mobile youth clubs meet:

• Everton mobile youth club - Meets most Fridays from 6pm to 8pm on Carr View.

• Ranskill mobile youth club - Meets on Tuesday evenings between 6.30pm and 7.40pm on the crossroads at the bottom of Station Road.

• Sutton Cum Lound mobile youth club - Meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.50pm to 9pm. The mobile parks at the bus stop near the village.

• Mattersey Thorpe mobile youth club - The mobile meets on a Wednesday evening between 7pm and 9pm and parks at the top of the football field.

• Tuxford mobile youth club - The mobile meets on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm and parks on the new park on Ashvale Road.

• Woodbeck mobile youth club - The mobile meets on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and parks next to the skate park in Woodbeck.

For more information on these services please contact Andrea Oswin on 01777 712014.