Drop-in centre hope for disused store

PUBLISHED: 11:23 23 January 2008 | UPDATED: 22:18 26 October 2009

Drop-in centre hope for disused store

Drop-in centre hope for disused store

A YOUTH drop-in centre looks set to open in a disused town centre shop, writes Kelly-Ann Kiernan. YMCA volunteers hope to takeover a former recruitment agency in Church Road, WGC, two doors up from its existing charity shop (pictured far left). Aimed at

A YOUTH drop-in centre looks set to open in a disused town centre shop, writes Kelly-Ann Kiernan.

YMCA volunteers hope to takeover a former recruitment agency in Church Road, WGC, two doors up from its existing charity shop (pictured far left).

Aimed at providing somewhere to go for 10 to 17 year olds, it will open afternoons and evenings.

Robin Webb, chief executive of WGC's YMCA on Peartree Lane, said the plans were still in the early stages.

Permission is needed from Welwyn Hatfield Council and negotiations are ongoing with Sainsbury's, which owns the shop.

The drop-in centre is only likely to be open until Sainsbury's redevelops its supermarket.

Mr Webb said he was keen for anyone who could help with the project, through donations of cash or equipment, or volunteering to get in touch.

Call him on 01707 351410.

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