Drop-in centre opens in Beccles for young people

Beccles Town Councillor, Ashley Lever pictured with the Juke box donated by Yanny Mac. Picture: Cont

Beccles Town Councillor, Ashley Lever pictured with the Juke box donated by Yanny Mac. Picture: Contributed by Caroline Topping - Credit: Archant

A youth drop in centre for will open in Beccles to deter teenagers from being on the streets.

The café at the old ambulance station, on Blyburgate road will transform into a designated place for young people.

According to Beccles councillor Caroline Topping, the drop-in centre will allow young people aged 15 to 18 to relax without being watched by their parents.

'There is some anti-social behaviour [on the streets], but this is not about that - it is trying to give them some privacy.

'My parents were brought up in London and would go to the Ace Café. When I was younger - we would spend time at the Morling,' Mrs Topping said.

The space, which is sponsored by Sweeties as well as Tesco and supported by the Beccles Green's Party, will have a jukebox, tuck shop, pool table as well as table tennis.

It will open on Monday, March 4 from 6pm to 9pm.

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