A NEW community centre for young adults has opened in a former Post Office building in Highbridge.

On Saturday (February 8) the Mayor of Highbridge Cllr Andy Brewer cut the ribbon to open A Better Highbridge - Meeting Place along with town crier Alisdair Murray and members of The Gospel Tabernacle Church in Highbridge.

The new facility, which is based in Market Street, is free to attend and equipped with board games, table football and a pool table as well as a TV and a games console.

Megan Mayer, who helped to set up 'The Meeting Place', said she is thrilled the venue is now open.

"We were really honoured to have the Mayor officially cut the ribbon and the town crier announce it," Megan said.

"We had a great showing of support from both members of the church and the community.

"We are grateful for the church and Pastor Kelton's help in making this possible.

"We had the video game console going, people were playing pool and board games while others enjoyed the tea and coffee while sitting on the comfy couches and talking.

"We will be open from 5pm to 8pm from Friday to Sunday for now but hope to increase those hours down the road as well as add after school clubs, and different skill classes.

"We are pleased to say that the activities at the meeting place will complement the activities that are happening at the YMCA the new YMCA.

"Our hours of opening cover the majority of the time that the YMCA is not open. So these two facilities compliment each other. And the facilities that we each offer are different.

"We hope this young adult community centre provides a place for people to find their place in the community while connecting with others."