Despite mounting speculation that Ballyclare Youth Club has closed indefinitely, officials have confirmed that efforts are still being made to ensure the centre is reopened to local young people.
According to a post on the club’s Faceboook page, the Doagh Road youth centre will be “reopening soon”. However, the site doesn’t say exactly when the facility will be back in business.
While the centre remains closed, the Youth Office has put alternative provisions in place to enable club members to attend other local youth facilities.
A spokesperson from the club said: “Starting on Monday, February 29, we are providing free transport to two different youth clubs. On Mondays and Thursdays to Glengormley and Tuesdays and Wednesdays to New Mossley.”
Age groups for each night are:
Monday- Juniors (age 8-1st Year) -Glengormley
Tuesday- Seniors (1st year-age 18) -New Mossley
Wednesday- Seniors (1st year-age 18) -New Mossley
Thursday- Seniors (1st year-age 18) -Glengormley
The club have reminded members that the 50p admission fee per night still applies.
For more information log on to the Ballyclare Youth Club Facebook page or call Newtownabbey Youth Office: 028 9084 0971.