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  MP urges young people to use Diss Youth Café

Richard Bacon MP presents headteacher Barbara Key with the Silver Artsmark award
Richard Bacon MP chats with Diss teenagers at the Youth Café

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon has dropped in to the Youth Café which is being held every Thursday evening in Diss during the summer holidays.

Young people can use the café to relax and meet friends, listen to music and play computer games.

The Youth Café is in response to the complaint from youngsters that there is nothing for them to do in Diss in the evenings. The young people are being encouraged to take over most of the running of the café and turn it into a permanent feature in the town.

Spearheaded by Diss Town Councillor Beth Dewhurst, the café has the support of Norfolk Police, Diss Town Council, South Norfolk Council, Norfolk County Council and Saffron Housing Trust as well as sponsorship from Morrisons, Tesco and Taylor Electrical.

Mr Bacon said: “Beth Dewhurst and her team of volunteers are doing a first-rate job and the young people I met appeared to be enjoying themselves. However, in order to succeed the Youth Café needs more support from Diss youngsters”.

The Youth Café is held every Thursday evening at the Old Stables or the Waveney Room of the Corn Hall, both in St Nicholas Street from 7.30 pm to 10 pm until 6 September.



07 August 2007

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