21 March 2013

Mark Inkpen

Telephone number: 01202 290451

E Mail Address:


1. Pokesdown Youth Club, 108 Stourvale Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 5JB

2. Freemantle Hall, Somerset Road, Pokesdown, BH7 6JJ


Pokesdown Youth Club/Freemantle Hall

The Pokesdown Youth Club is is one of the oldest in the country.  It aims to provide a safe gathering place for young people and to provide a mix of formal and informal learning opportunities, helping young people to develop both hard and soft/interpersonal skills.  
The youth club has two buildings.  Pokesdown Youth Club on Stourvale Road has been transformed into a world class state of the art facility boasting a large main multi-purpose air-conditioned hall that is suitable for anything from young people and children events (e.g. birthday parties) to dance and drama classes, business conferences, and full theatre performances with state of the art lighting and sound.
This building also includes the Southbourne Childrens' Centre, a bespoke youth club area, training kitchen, fully equipped recording studio and control room, a multi-purpose training room, a media training suite and 10 single bed accommodation for young people. 

A second building, Freemantle Hall in Boscombe, offers local young people a second place to socialise. It includes an outside chill-out and barbeque area. This centre focuses on providing business support to help young people learn and develop social enterprise skills.
A youth bus travels around the town delivering activities -including involving the use of media and video facilities- within the wider community.


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