Eaton’s all new girl group

A NEW girls group opens today (Wednesday) for 10 – 16 year olds in the Eatons. Based at the Open Door Drop-in Centre, opposite the health centre in Eaton Socon, on Wednesday evenings, the group will have a range of activities including card making, self

A NEW girls' group opens today (Wednesday) for 10 - 16 year olds in the Eatons.

Based at the Open Door Drop-in Centre, opposite the health centre in Eaton Socon, on Wednesday evenings, the group will have a range of activities including card making, self defence, henna tattoos, pamper evenings, cooking, art and jewellery making.

The group, which will meet between 6-8pm, aims to provide somewhere for girls to meet up and relax away from home.

At the moment the organisers say it is experimental and so the times and venue may be altered.

However, Penny Litchfield, community development officer at Huntingdonshire District Council, added: "Parents in the Eatons have often said there is little for girls to do. The boys have their football clubs, skatepark and music scene at various places in the town but what about the girls? If they are not into sports or other specific hobbies, they have a problem. This group is proving a great opportunity for the girls to get involved in activities they enjoy."

Tianne Hewitt, aged 12 said: "There are things to do in the Eatons but they are just single subjects like majorettes. The reason we want the girls group is that we get to decide what to do and we can do different things each week."

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The group is supported by Huntingdonshire District Council. If it gets enough support from local people, it will be possible to apply for a grant to secure its future and get equipment.

There is also a need for more volunteers to help run the sessions. Any women over the age of 16 who are interested in helping can get in touch with Penny Litchfield on 01480 388793.

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