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Activity Weekend for Young People a Success

Council News & Services, Youth Services


Young people from Hailsham enjoyed a range of recreational activities at the PGL Centre in Windmill Hill last weekend, an event organised as part of the Friday Night Project.

Around young people packed in as many activities as they could during their weekend stay at the centre, including raft building, zip wire, Giant Swing and climbing, as well as fencing and Tunnel Trail.

“I know that those young people who attended the PGL Activity Weekend enjoyed it tremendously and, like with all outings we organise, staff members were present to ensure their safety and well-being at all times,” said Andy Joyes, youth project coordinator at Hailsham Town Council.

“Young people got over their fear of heights and built their confidence, accomplishing many things during the activity weekend.”

“Through organising such activities, young people are provided with opportunities to make new friends and develop a broad range of team-building skills that will help create a strong foundation for their future.”

“I would encourage them to take advantage of the outings and activities that we have scheduled for the coming months and get involved.”

The Friday Night Project (FNP), which is funded by Hailsham Town Council and the Safer Wealden Partnership, works in partnership with organisations such as Hailsham Community College and Knockhatch to help create alternative recreational activities for young people on Friday evenings and will continue to be a feature on their social events calendar throughout the year.

Town Mayor Councillor Nigel Coltman commented: “Young people always look forward to Friday evenings and various weekend outings which make up the Friday Night Project and are always keen to take advantage of the many opportunities being offered by our youth project team.”

“It is a great achievement that Hailsham Town Council, Square Youth Café, and project partners have come together to give young people an opportunity to engage in really exciting recreational activities.”

The next Windmill Hill PGL Activity Weekend is scheduled to take place in the spring or early summer of next year.

Young people aged between 12 and 17 years are welcome to attend outings organised by the Town Council’s youth project team. For further details, including bookings and programmes, contact Andy Joyes on 01323 841702. Alternatively, visit for more information.

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Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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