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Hailsham Youth Service: Current Open Times

Youth Services

Photo of front of Square Youth Cafe building 

Hailsham Youth Service continues to offer various activity sessions for young people throughout the summer months, and in line with the latest social distancing guidance.

Hailsham Youth Service, which provides activities, support services and opportunities for young people in the local area, operates the Square Youth Cafe, Hellingly Youth Hub, Monday Youth Hub and Safehub sessions on weekdays, opening times and details of which are available on their website and updated on a regular basis:

Hailsham Youth Service has organised a varied line-up of free activities designed to liven up the summer break and encourage even more young people through the doors of the youth centres.

The current opening times for the youth centres are as follows:

Square Youth Cafe (Market Square)

  • AFTERNOONS *restarting 6th September: 3.15-5pm, Monday to Friday (School Years 6-8)
  • EVENINGS: 6.45-9pm, Monday to Friday (School Years 9-12)

Monday Youth Hub (James West Community Centre, Brunel Drive)

  • SESSION 1 (6.15pm-7.30pm): School Years 6-8
  • SESSION 2 (7.45pm-9pm): School Years 9-11

Hellingly Youth Hub (Hellingly Community Hub)

  • SESSION 1 (5.30pm-7pm): School Years 6-8
  • SESSION 2 (7.30pm-9pm): School Years 9-12

For the Service team’s safety and that of young people attending the centres, the wearing of face coverings is still highly encouraged, although not mandatory.

Friday Night Project (FNP) activities are expected to be re-launched in mid-September, details of which will be announced soon.

Andy Joyes, Youth Service Manager at Hailsham Town Council said young people have been happy with the wide range of summer activities in recent years, many of which were keenly anticipated: “I know that those who take part in the various activities organised by Hailsham Youth Service and its project partners enjoy them tremendously, not only during the summer holiday but all year round.”

“In recent months, we’ve looked closely at Covid-19 guidance from both the National Youth Agency and the Government on how to safely run our youth facilities and, we would strongly recommend that young people continue to wear face masks when attending. Staff will indeed be wearing them and will ensure the premises are sanitised regularly to make it the safest environment possible for everyone.”

“Having said that, it’s always great to be able to see everyone during the summer holidays and hope the town’s young people are benefiting from and enjoy the wide range of activities we have organised!”

Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook commented: “Parents can be confident that Hailsham Youth Service-run centres provide a safe environment for our local young people, giving them a place to socialise and take part in various activities during the school holidays.”

“Our youth worker team has established a successful and ongoing service for young people in Hailsham and there’s no reason for young people to find themselves bored during the summer break!”

For further information on Hailsham Youth Service, email

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: