New youth centre with real ‘Impact’ for Bourne

A NEW youth centre is opening in Bourne next month.

The centre, called Impact, is the result of a partnership project between the Salvation Army, housing developer Larkfleet Group and the Len Pick Trust.

On Saturday, September 1, at 3pm the centre in Manning Road will be officially opened and dedicated.

Maj Richard Durrant, of the Salvation Army, said: “This has taken a while to complete, but will be a valuable asset to help us in our community work with children and young people generally.

“We need more volunteers to help us open this centre as frequently as possible.”

The new building, which is alongside the Salvation Army Hall will, together with an existing room, 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.

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

Bourne Round Table has contributed towards equipping the centre, along with companies in the town including Bourne Carpets, Paul’s Aerial Solutions and C Ring Carpentry and Productive Design.

The late Peter Brutnell left money to the local Salvation Army corps which has been used to help fund the building.

Maj Durrant said: “All in all we are so grateful to many people who have helped this vision become a reality.”

On September 1 between midday until 4pm, there will also be a mobile skateboard park at the hall car park in Manning Road, thanks to sponsorship from local firm Radiocars.

There will be opportunities for not just skateboarders but scooting fans and BMX bikers to have fun at different times during the afternoon.

Maj Durrant said: “We want everyone to have a good time.”

For more information call 01778 421916 or e-mail richard.durrant@salvationarmy.org.uk