Seeking support

I was concerned to read in the Morpeth Herald the decision of the Pegswood Parish Council concerning our application for grant aid.

The decision had not been communicated to us but, clearly, we have a lot of work to do in convincing Pegswood Parish Council of what we do, and its usefulness and value to the people of Pegswood.

Nevertheless, and to put the record straight, for 10-17-year-olds we provide weekly two after-school groups – Tuesday and Wednesday evenings – for the up to 15-year-olds where, as well providing security and homework opportunities we usually offer, dance, drama, arts and crafts and other activities each evening from 4-6pm.

A Youth Club for 14-19-year-olds on a Monday evening – staffed by two County Council youth workers – runs from 6.30-9pm. All of these groups attract around 20 members a session.

Our computer suite is also in use most days by young jobseekers, and others, referred by the JobCentres in Morpeth and Ashington for job search and CV writing purposes.

A range of daily activities for up to 15-year-olds and their families is held during all school holidays.

It is to support these activities, and everything else we do for the people of Pegswood – from mums with very young children to our over 50s group – that we are seeking support from Pegswood Parish Council. Visit our website www.pegswoodcommunityhub.org

PETER STONELL,

Chair,

Pegswood Community Hub