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Activity Weekend for Young People a Success

Youth Services

PGL Activity Weekend 

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.

45 young people packed in as many activities as they could during their weekend stay at the centre, including raft building, zip wire, archery, abseiling, Giant Swing, climbing, wacky races and problem solving.

“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, which is funded by Hailsham Town Council and the Safer Wealden Partnership, works in partnership with other organisations such as Targeted Youth Support (TYS) and Hailsham Community College to help create alternative recreational activities for young people on Friday evenings and will continue to be a feature on their social events calendar during the spring and summer months.

Town Clerk John Harrison 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, Hailsham Community College and other partners have come together to give young people an opportunity to engage in really exciting recreational activities. In fact, youngsters in Hailsham have some of the best opportunities available to them, so there’s no excuse for boredom!”

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 for the 2016 and 2017 programmes, contact Andy Joyes on 01323 841702. Alternatively, visit or for more information.

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