Youngsters in Hailsham can enjoy activities at youth cafe

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Young people in Hailsham can enjoy a wide range of activities throughout the autumn and winter months at the Eastside Youth Café, which operates from the Maurice Thornton Pavilion in Orion Close on Monday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm.

The Eastside Youth Café is open to those aged 12 (year 8) to 16 (year 11) and adds to the existing services provided by Hailsham Town Council at the Square Youth Café in Market Square.

A varied range of activities are on offer at Eastside Youth Cafe which is free to enter, and provides a welcoming environment for young people to be themselves.

Activities include pool, table tennis, creative crafts, games and music, use of the skate park adjacent to the youth cafe, as well as cookery sessions whereby young people can work together to cook pizza, pasta, cakes, and cookies.

Additionally, a variety of outings are available to take part in at the PGL Activity Centre in Windmill Hill ranging from zip wire and giant swing to BMX biking, and raft building to archery.

Andy Joyes, Youth Project Coordinator at Hailsham Town Council said: “The Eastside Youth Café aims to be a space where young people can ‘chill out’ and make new friends, and aims to be a safe, neutral and welcoming environment for them regardless of background, gender or culture.

“I’m really pleased that so many young people are coming along to see what the new youth cafe is all about. At the moment, we have a good core group of regulars attending and welcome more young people to come and join us, make some new friends and take part in the various activities on offer.”

For further details about the Eastside Youth Café, contact Andy Joyes (Youth Project Coordinator) on 01323 841702. Alternatively send an email to