Monday will mark the start of a new chapter in the life of Stansted Youth Club.
Stansted Mountfitchet Parish Council is delighted to announce that their new youth service provider, Fairycroft House CIC, will be laying out the welcome mat for the village’s youngsters from February 12th.
Over the next three weeks as part of the Youth Club’s soft launch under new management each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening a different social event will be laid on for young residents.
Three-week Activity Schedule
An array of exciting activities at the Youth Club will be put on by youth workers from Fairycroft over the next three weeks as they take on the Peter Kirk Centre on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Monday, February 12th: Pizza & Welcome (YP bringing friends) treasure hunt with Prizes
Tuesday, February 13th: Pancake Day: Pancake making with toppings & sports activities
Wednesday, February 14th: Basketball Challenge & Indoor Air Hockey
Monday, February 19th: Cooking Challenge Competition & Indoor Sports
Tuesday, February 20th: TV Film Night wth Popcorn & Hotdogs
Wednesday, February 21st: Arts & Crafts with toasties, radio project talk
Monday, February 26th: Ice cream making & indoor sports
Tuesday, February 27th: Laser tag competition
Wednesday, February 28th: Arts & Crafts & Indoor Games
Who is the Stansted Youth Club for?
The Youth Club will continue to work with people in the village aged from 11-19 years old, as well as those with special educational needs up to the age of 25.
Money well spent
Fairycroft House is a well-regarded provider of youth services in Saffron Walden. This was one of the factors that weighed in Fairycroft’s favour when members of the Parish Council’s Finance & General Purposes committee voted in December to award them the contract to run the Youth Club.
SMPC Chair Maureen Caton said: “Our new provider is already in discussion with the Manchester Airport Group and applying for various grants. Fairycroft has access to transport which will allow for exchanges and activities between Stansted’s young community other local youth groups.”
Fairycroft will be taking over the reins at the Peter Kirk Centre from Essex Youth Services who had been running the Youth Club on the Parish Council’s behalf since September 2022.
The SMPC will invest £11,000 of their budget in 2024/25 into the Youth Club.
Cllr Caton said: “We believe this is money well spent and are optimistic that Fairycroft CIC will grow the community of young people using the Peter Kirk centre, which went under a major refit in 2023.”