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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Radio Story - 3

Since opening in November 2010, the Re:fresh Cafe' opened and run by YMCA Winchester, has attracted a large number of young people with over 4000 visits in its first 4 months.

The move came after a consultation process with over 600 young people in winchester around 2 years ago with a desire to create a venue exclusively for teenagers.

The cafe' is open to the public on Monday to Saturday between 10am and 2:30pm. A lack of funding means Re:fresh is unable to make the cafe' exclusive to young people on a permenant basis.

It aims to provide a relaxed and calm atmosphere for teenagers to come and go when they wish, and has attracted young people from many of the nearby areas such as eastleigh, southampton and guildford.

Youth Programme manager for YMCA Winchester, Simon Dodd spoke of the cafe's future plans-
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