YOUNGSTERS from Trowbridge were kept entertained in Stallards Park when a pop-up cafe was organised by a Christian youth group.

For five days, Wiltshire Youth for Christ put on its third annual pop-up youth cafe in the county town to provide a welcoming space for young people to relax, play games and socialise.

The group provided board games, sports equipment, skateboard competitions, music, cafe tables, assault courses from Active Trowbridge and Sainsbury's donated donuts and cookies too.

"It was a really fun, low-key but successful week in Trowbridge. It was a pleasure to be part of," said Youth leader Steve Dewar.

"A skate competition was held at the skate park organised by Wilts YFC workers and James Green from Of Dust and Stars with prizes going to winners of each skate category - that went down very well.

"We started doing these a couple of years ago to try and deal with anti social behaviour and since then they have gone down really well. Just providing something for youngsters to do is helpful.

"There were great conversations had between local councillors, youth workers, PCSO’s and young people who visited the parks during the events. One individual who came back each day of the week commented, saying, 'This is what Trowbridge needs more of.'

"We would love to come back again next year as we got a very good response with more than 100 people coming along."