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Site for new club could be in Newchurch Road, Tadley
A YOUTH club in Tadley is a step closer after the town council lent their backing to the scheme.
At a meeting on Monday, the council agreed to work with Tadley and District Community Association towards providing a youth club on an area of land adjacent to the Community Centre, Newchurch Road.
Councillor Adrian Noad, who is also chairman of the community association, said that after many years, securing the land was finally within touching distance.
The land, which is owned by Hampshire County Council, is to be transferred to the borough council, who will then lease it to the community association.
Cllr Noad told The Gazette: “I think it has probably been about six years since I first approached the County Council about the plans. Things are finally moving forward.
“Whether the facility is a stand-alone building or an extension of the community centre has yet to be decided.
“It will very much depend on how much money we can raise and what facilities are needed.”
He said the group, which is being supported by Tadley Youth Council, would raise money and look at working with other organisations and groups within Tadley.
Cllr Slimin said: “It is a good thing to have because it would be providing something for young people to do.
“Perhaps some of the anti-social behaviour we have had might be reduced.”
Councillors voted unanimously to support the scheme.