THE Hub youth club in Lyme Regis has lived up to its name, welcoming more than 800 visitors last month.
The venue offers a diverse range of clubs, including kick-boxing, youth club, yoga, B Sharp Hub Jams and Boombox, and many more.
Twice a week The Hub hosts South West Kickboxing, a local, independent martial arts school that caters to all ages and abilities.
Instructor Gareth Taylor said: “The Hub, for me, was the only choice when looking for a venue for my club, as I have learned and been boxing there for some 30 years. It is the perfect place for these sorts of activities to be held.”
It is this quantity and quality of activities on offer that has persuaded new visitors to try events at the youth club, as they provide entertainment for all ages and interests.
Deborah Wren, whose child attends The Hub’s Wednesday Youth Club said: “My 11 year old always comes home red faced from running around, tired and happy. I do think the leaders deserve some sort of medal.”
The venue’s growing success shows no signs of stopping, as it continues to add more clubs and events to its schedule.
Manager Diane Earle said: “It’s great that we have been so busy. New Year looks to be more of the same with two new after school clubs, Lyme Regis Under 8s football team training and Rugbytots.”
The Hub’s continuing growth has received a further boost, with a number of donations from local businesses. The Co-op Community Fund, Montagu Masonic Lodge and Candles on the Cobb have all made donations to Lyme Regis Development Trust, which manages the venue, enabling new flooring to be laid in the café area.
To see what classes are available at The Hub or to discuss hiring the venue, contact Diane on 01297 445021 or visit www.hublyme.co.uk
By Harry Bullmore