Aldridge Manor Youth Club restarts in a new home this coming Tuesday!


Aldridge Manor, once home to a great youth club, which has since closed – but the club lives on, and starts at a new venue next week!. Picture by Adrian Rothery and posted on Gegograph under a Creative Commons license.

Following the sad closure of Aldridge Manor Youth Club at the end of March, local activist Paul Sharpe has been beavering away to try and continue the club in some form in a new venue – I posted his appeal for help here a couple of months ago.

Paul has now, with the help of local businesses, volunteers and donors found a new venue and will be restarting the club at 6pm on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at The Arena Aldridge, situated near the Croft entrance to the Aldridge Shopping Centre.

Paul released the following information a couple of days ago:

Hi Bob

The Manor House Youth Club closed down on 31st March after fifty or sixty years.

However with support from The Arena Aldridge (Entertainment /Tribute Band Venue) and from Rosie’s Helping Hands Charity we are now in a position to begin a voluntary youth club every Tuesday night from 6pm to 9pm from Tuesday 3rd May.

It will be at at the Arena Aldridge which is based in Aldridge Shopping Centre (upstairs) by the Croft entrance.

Juniors 6pm to 730pm Ages 9 to 13 years
Seniors 7pm to 9pm Ages 13 to 17 years.

Cost will be £1.50 a night to cover costs

We will have some great facilities

Please bring your children/young people along to give it a whirl if you can to support this venture!

Local people/parents also interested in playing a voluntary role with the youth club are also welcome to come along.

Thank You !
Paul Sharpe

I wish Paul all the best with this new project and am very impressed with his dogged determination, in the face of at times some very negative comment.

If you want to know more, or can help you can contact Paul on Facebook here, or mail me and I’ll pass your message on: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.

Thanks Paul – community activism at it’s best.

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