Wednesday 18th April 2012
A double-decker bus kitted out as a youth club will reach more young people after winning extra funding to extends its coverage.
South Cambridgeshire-based The Connections Bus Project will now also make stops in east Cambridgeshire and Fenland.
The project secured funding of £13,500 for two years from Cambridgeshire County Council, plus £10,000 from Big Lottery Fund, and £1,000 from Cambridgeshire Community Foundation to provide the service for a year.
The bus is fitted out with games consoles, internet access, music, crafts and sports equipment plus a tuck shop. On board sessions will be led by three youth workers and are open to young people of secondary school.
Weekly sessions will start on April 24. The bus will be at the Leisure Centre car park, in Littleport, from 4pm to 6pm before moving on to Kingfisher Drive, in Soham from 7pm to 9pm.
On April 27, the first session is from 4pm to 6pm at St John's Road Skate Park, in Ely, followed by a session at Furrowfields car park, in Chatteris from 7pm to 9pm.
The sessions are provided free of charge to the young people. To support the project visit http://www.connectionsbusproject.org.uk or call project manager Alan Webb on 01223 232978.