Wednesday 15th September, The Queen Charlotte has offered to open as a ‘Youth Pub’ for the evening from 6.30pm until 9pm for 15-17-year-olds for soft drinks only with access to the pool tables and dartboards. This comes after many reports of anti-social behaviour being carried out by youths in the town centre and one of the most common responses from locals was to question what else there was for them to do and where else they could go. 5 local residents met recently to discuss a possible option.
For years adults have had the public house as an option of somewhere to go with friends (or to make new ones). This idea will give young people who aren’t quite old enough, the opportunity to have somewhere to go & be treated like the responsible adults that many nearly are.
If the night runs without issue, it may become a regular occurrence and may even spread to other pubs in the area, but for now, let’s offer thanks to all involved for helping make this happen & wish the idea every success.