The Point Youth Club & Café is reopening in a new location next weekend (February 4th -5th) to age groups up to S6.
During lockdown, the club committee worked with the local Grazings Committee and councillors to refurbish the long-established Knock Hall.
The committee have successfully attracted funding to renovate the building and outside area to make it a fit-for-purpose youth club.
The group had outgrown the previous hall we used because of high demand – they had over 50 young people across different sessions in a weekend and were aware of need to develop a youth cafe for secondary age young people in the area.
The building – previously refurbished about 20 years ago - required significant renovation including roof repairs, new flooring, heating bathrooms, kitchen goods and decoration.
The group says: “We now have a brilliant hall which is due to open as a youth club and youth café.
“We have had to delay opening due to covid but did manage an initial Hallowe’en party for the different age groups but are looking forward to opening properly.
“We are keen to publicise the Youth Café part in particular - the Youth Club is well attended with P4 – P7, but we need to work to attract S1-S6 into the youth cafe, which will be on Saturday evenings and be a relaxed place to meet.
“We also have funding from Cycle Scotland which has allowed us to purchase a cycle hub of six mountain bikes, storage, cycle kit and funding to run Youth Leader Cycle Training.
“This was done with support from ‘Strada’ at CnES sports and health and Alistair Glover at Bespoke Bikes.
An official opening in February is being planned “to thank the funders, Grazings Committee and particularly our rather amazing councillors for their support.”
The TV Gladiators star ‘Rhino’ was the guest of honour at the last reopening but this is not expected to be repeated.