A new community facility is helping youngsters from YMCA Humber, Get Hooked on Positive Activities.
A series of lakes have been created on the site of the proposed Millennium Park development on a 64-acre site off Humberston Avenue.
The land will also be used to provide other outdoor activities, such as archery and fencing, as well as the potential to build a permanent base for the group. And, in the initial sessions of a six-week programme, ten young people caught more than 100 fish in a mammoth angling event. All participants completing the six-week Sportivate Angling Programme will receive certificates and angling licences, worth £27.50 each. GHoPA managing director Mark Fenty said: “The young people had a great time, supervised by our experienced and accredited coaches.”It’s still early in the season and a little cold but to catch more than 100 fish when many had not fished before was terrific. They’ve all enjoyed relaxing in a wonderful environment. Fishing gives them a chance to reflect and talk to our coaching staff.”The young people also undertook a litter pick of the public routes through the site beforehand. As reported, the Hewson family has submitted plans to North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning team for the development, which includes a pledge to use half the site for community use and Ross Hewson said he was pleased to see young people were already enjoying the facilities.He said: “It is a wonderful venue and it’s terrific to see it being used. We’re delighted to help out an organisation with a proven track record of helping young people and the wider community.”