A new place to hang out for young people in Horsham

Thanks to collaborative work between 4theYouth and Horsham District Council, Horsham’s young people now have a new youth centre.

The Hurst Café, located in the former Hurst Road Youth Centre near Horsham Town Centre is a space for young people to meet with friends, grab a drink and a snack, have fun and relax.

The new facility boasts social areas with games and activities, including a pool table, consoles and loads of comfy sofas with space to just sit and chat.

Outside is a hardcourt for ball games and a small garden to spend time in. The cafe serves both hot and cold drinks with a small selection of snacks available.

Youth workers are available to talk to and give advice and support where necessary. The facility is open to young people in the school year 7 and upwards.

Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community Matters Cllr Liz Kitchen said:

I had the pleasure of visiting this exciting new venue recently and think it is an amazing facility.

It is easy to access, being based near Horsham Town Centre and boast lots of great space and amenities.

Young people told us recently in various surveys that they wanted somewhere safe where they could meet up and this completely fits the bill.

4theYouth know our young communities very well, supporting our young people and keeping them safe and engaged. And we wish them all the best with this new venture.

Cllr Liz Kitchen, Cabinet Member for Community Matters

Jemima Shier, a youth worker from 4theYouth commented:

This is a relaxed safe space for young people to drop in, they don’t need to book, they can come on their own or brings friends.

Jemima Shier, 4theYouth youth worker

The Youth Café is open at various times, so follow us on @Hurstcafe on Instagram and the 4TheYouth page on Facebook for up-to-date opening times.