Lillington Youth Centre to celebrate 60th anniversary of its opening next month
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Lillington Youth Centre will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its opening next month.
The centre was built in 1963 as part of the national Arbermarle youth centre programme and opened on October 5 of that year.
Since then, it has supported thousands of young people.
It is part of Warwickshire County Council’s Targeted Youth Service and is a base for youth clubs, alternative education and various other support for young people.
A former member said: “Most of my most treasured memories were made at LYC.
"I absolutely loved anything crafty and there was always lots of that going on at the table.
"Happy 60th anniversary LYC, thank you for all the memories and support through my childhood”.
The celebration event will take place at the centre in Mason Avenue on Thursday October 5 from 5pm to 7pm.
Young people who have been supported by the youth centre, past and present, as well as friends and professionals are invited to attend.
There will be a packed programme of music, art, activities, and sport, as well as presentations to mark the special occasion.
Councillor Sue Markham, Warwickshire County Council’s portfolio holder for children and families, said, “It is wonderful to hear how Lillington Youth Centre has been supporting the young people of Leamington and Warwick over the past 60 years.
"Our Targeted Youth Service team do excellent work supporting young people and make a valuable contribution to making Warwickshire a child friendly county where young people can live, learn and grow.”
“The celebration event will be a great opportunity for friends of the centre, past and present, to come together and celebrate the time they have spent at the Lillington Youth Centre.”
For more information on the work of the County Council’s Targeted Youth Service visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/youthservice