I’m not sure many people in the village are aware of the Youth Club held on Thursday evenings for young people in school years 6 and 7. It’s run by Gavin Williams, who used to work at the Under 14s Youth Club on The Ruddington Green from 2000 to 2014.
The sessions are held in the Village Hall on Wilford Road, on Thursday evenings from 6:15pm to 8:15pm (term time only). They’re staffed by qualified Youth Workers, Gavin and Julie, who work for Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC).
They offer a range of fun and engaging activities including sports and games, art and crafts, and cooking activities in a warm space that’s kindly provided by Ruddington Parish Council.
The sessions are aligned to the NCC Youth Service key values of trust, respect, safety and enjoyment in a warm and welcoming space. The cost per session is 50p and parents are encouraged to come to the first one.
Currently, numbers are quite low and need to increase to 15 or more on a regular basis if the service is to continue.
To find out more about NCC’s Youth Services, please visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/youthservice.