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Long Awaited Youth Cafe Proves To Be A Hit

Youth Worker And Police Talk To 3FM 6 Months After Opening.

A youth cafe that has been years in the making has been described as a huge success.

Cafe Laare opened it's doors 6months ago.

The Lord Street venue has a cafe downstairs and a lounge upstairs.

Hundreds of teenagers make use of the youth club every single week.

Leanne Newbold is a Youth and Community worker there and said such a place on the Island was long overdue.

She has been heavily involved in the project and says that kids across the Island use it as a meeting place and it has been a huge hit. (audio above)

Chairman of Douglas Community Safety Partnership  Inspector Ken Kneale said the past 6 months has proved to him that kids across the Island are a credit to themselves and their parents.

He says if people shouldn't be intimated by large groups of youngsters as, from his experience, they are having harmless fun and trouble at the Cafe has been minimal. (audio above).

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