COMMUNITY workers are on the look out for people willing to help run a new café for 13 to 17 year olds.
Open each Friday from 6pm to 9pm, Biddulph Young People’s Place gives teenagers a safe environment in which to meet friends, chat, play games, listen to music and enjoy refreshments.
Known fondly as BYPP.org, the Kingsfield School venue has got off to a flying start but, to keep the momentum going, volunteers are now needed to spare just two or three hours a month to help run the café, organise fundraising and join the management committee.
Benefits of helping include acquiring skills and experience, helping youngsters, supporting the community – and having fun!
Chaired by resident Mel Hilton, BYPP.org is a community group supported by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Biddulph High School, Biddulph Town Council, Staffordshire County Council’s young people’s service, and Staffordshire Moorlands Community and Voluntary Service.
Big Lottery Awards for All funding of £7,904 will meet the café’s running costs for the first 12 months as well as paying for essential equipment.
Anyone willing to help should call district council locality partnership officer Ruth Reeves on (01538) 395768 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.