Green Towers Hinckley Club for Young People

About Green Towers Hinckley Club for Young People

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In November 2008 Hinckley Club for Young People was awarded over £6.7 million as part of the My Place programme to build a world-class youth club and activity centre in Richmond Park, Hinckley, Leicestershire.

Hinckley Club for Young People was a joint venture by the Management Committee, Young Leicestershire and Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council that resulted in the club being relocated to Richmond Park, after over 50 years at its Stoke Road venue.

The new facility has been designed, following consultation with young people, to provide young people with an exciting and safe place to go in their leisure time where they can get involved in an attractive range of activities as well as offering more young people a place where they can easily access information, advice and support services.

It was opened to the public on Saturday 9 October 2010 and has continued to thrive ever since with over 5700 young people attending and over 120,000 visitors in its eight year history to date. Offering outstanding facilities including a climbing wall, sports hall, 3G/4G artificial pitches, dance and martial arts studio, music studio, fitness suite, skate park, BMX track, youth hub, conference and meeting rooms and a multi-purpose function room.

Managed by a Voluntary Management Committee, Hinckley Club for Young People operates as a not-for-profit charity and as well as providing six three-hour youth sessions every week the club facilitates community projects, businesses, academic establishments, sports and recreational users during the day and evening. The Management Committee are supported by staff and volunteers, who give their own personal time to support young people and young people’s activities.

Policies and procedures are scrutinised by the club's health and safety auditors Jelf Risk Management. Session youth staff carry current DBS checks, safeguarding training, first aid and fire marshal competence. All staff receive health and safety booklets annually for which they sign for as read and understood, and risk assessments as well as operational standard procedures are followed for activities, as well as being reviewed by the internal IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) of trained managing safety officer and externally by Jelf Risk Management. Accident forms and incident forms are completed for all those reported on site and held accordingly. Health and safety and environmental statements are reviewed annually and are on display to the club’s users.

Club polices including; safeguarding and child protection, harassment, grievance, bullying, drugs and alcohol are held on site and reviewed/managed by our welfare officer. Club rules and procedures, including GDPR Privacy Notices are written on membership forms and displayed in all prominent areas of the club.

Visit the Hinckley Club for Young People website.

Last updated: ‎28/‎09‎/‎2018‎ ‎10‎:‎33