Bognor's 39 Club is on the way back

Bognor's 39 Club is finally about to reopen.

Friday, 19th August 2016, 2:32 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:32 am
The youngsters from NCS who helped ready 39 Club for its eagerly-waited reopening

Controversially closed by West Sussex County Council in 2010, volunteers have been fighting to bring it back ever since.

“We signed the lease with the council on Wednesday (August 10) so we’re all ready to go,” said a delighted Vicky Hennessy, 39 Club Management Committee chairman.

“We had a brilliant group of people come in last week and help clear and sort everything out, I can’t speak highly enough of them.”

39 Club will reopen on September 10

An army of youngsters from National Citizen Service (NCS) joined Danny Dawes and others from Grandads’ Front Room and Kez Bridger of Bognorphenia in readying the club, in Church Path off Glamis Street, on August 15.

It will formally open again on September 10, and initially be open for one evening a week as a drop-in cafe for youngsters aged 11-14.

It will also be open for parents and toddlers in the morning.

The club’s reopening will be welcomed by councillors and residents who have recently complained about a lack of facilities for the town’s young people.

The NCS members were brilliant at helping

Speaking about the NCS helpers, Danny said: “They are a great bunch of guys and show that the young of the town are not what they are sometimes portrayed to be.

“The 39 Club is on its way back and it is about time too.”

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