Ilford youngsters given tour of Redbridge Town Hall

Young volunteers from an Ilford youth club were rewarded for their hard work with a tour of the Mayor of Redbridge’s chambers on Thursday.

The group from Frenford Clubs for Young People, which provides sports facilities in The Jack Carter Centre, The Drive, Ilford, met with Mayor Cllr Muhammed Javed.

Trustees of the club, including chairman Nicholas Hurst, also attended the meeting in Redbridge Town Hall in High Road, Ilford.

Cllr Javed made a speech praising the charity for its community work.

He said: “I have known Frenford Clubs and some members of their staff for many years now; they are dedicated and hardworking and provide a valuable service to future generations.

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“They do an excellent job with young people.”

Volunteers will be collecting for the charity in the Exchange Ilford shopping centre on Saturday.

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Cllr Javed has been a regular visitor to the Jack Carter Centre, including to a jazz night dinner and dance.

The club, which is 84 years old, runs weekly sports activities including cricket, football and badminton.

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