New Impact youth centre opens in Bourne

Jake Gibson, 11, on his skateboard.

Jake Gibson, 11, on his skateboard.

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A NEW youth centre has been officially opened.

The Impact youth resource centre in Manning Road, Bourne, hosted an opening ceremony with a mobile skate ramp on Saturday.

Scores of youngsters turned up to see the new facility and show their skills on the ramp.

The centre is a joint project between the Bourne Corps of the Salvation Army, housing developer Larkfleet Group and the Len Pick Trust.

Both the Salvation Army and the Len Pick Trust contributed £6,000, with Larkfleet covering the rest.

The new building, which is alongside the Salvation Army Hall, will offer a variety of activities and equipment including internet access, computer games, TV lounge, pool, table football, air hockey, video projector and multi-media music facilities, tuck shop, and barbecue area.

Outdoor games, including a basketball and football, will also be available.

Corps secretary Charles Green said: “It was a fantastic day. We had loads of children come along, some with parents.

“People kept asking if we would hold another event like this.”

The new centre will be run and supported financially by the Salvation Army.