Rose Hill Junior Youth Club has been awarded a five star hygiene rating by Oxford City food safety officers, for the second year running.
Following a lengthy inspection, standards were judged as ‘good’ in all three criteria – which include hygienic food handling; cleanliness and condition of facilities and building; and management of food safety.
Abouth 180 children and young people attend the Rose Hill Junior Youth Club, which organises a range of activities from arts and crafts, to board games, sports and dancing.
At the beginning of last year (2017), Greensquare successfully secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund, amounting to a massive £458,100, to continue to develop the Rose Hill Regeneration Project, which runs the youth club.
Fran Gardner, GreenSquare's Rose Hill Community Worker, said: "We are a registered food business so obviously food safety is something we take very seriously and it is even more important as we are providing food for children. We feel that anything less than a five isn’t good enough because the children deserve food prepared to the highest standards.
“We provide food for the children attending the youth club because we started to notice that some of the children were coming straight from school and were hungry. We work with Oxford Food Bank to use food surplus, which means we are able to turn food that would have gone to landfills into hot, nutritional meals for them."
To find out more about GreenSquare's Big Lottery Funded Rose Hill project, click here. to find out more about the youth club's twice-weekly sessions, visit rosehilljyc.org.