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Youth venue becoming a reality

PUBLISHED: 15:23 24 October 2008 | UPDATED: 12:05 03 July 2010

A MUCH needed youth venue for teenagers from Hemsby, Winterton, Thurne and Ormesby is fast becoming a reality.

Hazy Daiz was the winner of Project Butterfly contest organised by the EDP, Norfolk Police and Virgin Money.

A MUCH needed youth venue for teenagers from Hemsby, Winterton, Thurne and Ormesby is fast becoming a reality.

Hazy Daiz was the winner of Project Butterfly contest organised by the EDP, Norfolk Police and Virgin Money.

Materials and labour, to the value of £10,000, has been made available to make a big difference in the lives of young people in the area.

Project Butterfly supports ideas to improve the neighbourhood and provide activities for youngsters.

The aim is to increase the quality of life for all age groups, and encourage different sections of the community to help one another

The Hazy Daiz gang set up the youth project to create a safe environment for young people to meet with encouragement from the Caister Safer Neighbourhood Team.

In August, after winning the competition, the teenagers, with members from the SNT, supporters and volunteers, cleared the venue at the rear of Hemsby Evangelical Congregational Church on Old Yarmouth Road.

ITS Electrical, from Scratby and Hemsby, and Mel the Man, building and plumbing contractors, have been working hard to clean the premises up.

Now that work has been completed, the project moves into its final stage on Monday and Tuesday when a multitude of willing volunteers will descend on the venue with shovels, brooms, paint and brushes.

Members of the Hazy Daiz Gang are being assisted by the Safer Neighbourhood Team, the Rev Frank Little, Virgin Money, EDP, Princes Trust and Community Connections.

A tremendous amount of support from the local community that has ensured the project has run smoothly.

WT Waste donated two skips free of charge for the clean up day and two more for Monday and Tuesday and provided a selection of paint.

Plumb Base and Halls Building Merchants have generously supplied materials at cheap rates.

Maria's restaurant, in Beach Road, will be supplying lunch for the workers and Mo at Hemsby Village Pizza has supplied free pizzas for one of the Hazy Daiz meetings.

Cash donations have been received from Fitzmaurice Trust, Rural Community Partnership Steering group and the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership.

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