Friday Night Project Receives Additional Cash Boost (11/10/17)

A scheme aimed at providing young people in Hailsham with organised activities on Friday evenings to help reduce boredom and antisocial behaviour has received yet another cash boost, this time a £3,100 donation from the Safer Wealden Partnership.

The funding was received by the Town Council’s youth project services team and will be used to subsidise groups of young people between the ages of 11 and 17 taking part in various activities, as part of the Friday Night Project.

Andy Joyes, Youth Project Coordinator at Hailsham Town Council said, “We are delighted to receive this funding from the Safer Wealden Partnership and extremely grateful to them for supporting our important youth projects and activities in the Hailsham area.”

“Funding for our various youth projects is always needed to keep services running and to make sure that everyone gets the chance to use them. The young people who take part in Friday Night Project activities will benefit considerably from this donation.”

A variety of activities for young people have been planned for the Friday Night Project in the coming months including go-karting, giant pillows and soft-play at Knockhatch Adventure Park, as well as dry-slope skiing, ski lessons and Ringo tobogganing at Knockhatch Ski Centre, ten-pin bowling at Freedom Leisure Centre and trampolining at Urban Jump in Heathfield.

The Friday Night Project, which is managed by Hailsham Town Council, works in partnership with Hailsham Community College and Knockhatch to help create alternative recreational activities for young people on Friday evenings, will also continue to be a feature in young people’s social events calendar for 2017/18.

“The Friday Night Project gives young people an opportunity to experience challenges of different recreational activities and prevent boredom, and I'm confident it will continue to be successful well into the future," said Town Mayor Councilor Nigel Coltman.

“The Friday Night Project is a classic example of partnership in the community and I’d like to thank our youth workers, volunteers and project partners for all the hard work put into organising these outings. Thanks must also be extended to the Safer Wealden Partnership for their generous funding from the start.”

Further details, including bookings and programmes/activity schedules can be obtained by contacting Andy Joyes on 01323 841702 or by email: andy.joyes@hailsham-tc.gov.uk.