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Tiverton youth centre 'brought to life' after refurb
A YOUTH centre for Tiverton that has been ‘brought to life’ is set to be officially opened at the weekend.
The centre was refurbished and back in use earlier this summer, but since then young people using the building have spent time decorating the walls with their own artwork.
Now, councillors and youth centre staff, are celebrating with an open day, between 3pm and 6pm with activities which will include live music, Zorbs, art and craft, a cake stall and cream teas.
Cllr Stuart Barker, Cabinet Member for the Youth Service, said: "We have been very pleased to be investing in young people's services and I'm delighted that they're getting back a hugely improved resource. "If we want to see young people being supported and helped with advice, activities and the opportunity to learn new skills, we have to ensure that the right locations are available to them. As a pay-back we will want to encourage them to carry out voluntary work in their community.
"I have recently been to see the new centre and to experience what a great place for young people it is with many of the design an activities decided by the young people themselves."
Des Hannon, pictured, Cllr for Tiverton East, said the building has been brought back to life.
He added: “New life is bursting out of what had become a very tired building. It's light and bright and I really want to try out the DJ booth with my favourite punk and indie tunes even though I don't suppose it's really aimed at me.
“I particularly like the offer of space for young people to practice loud music away from those who prefer silence and slippers."