YOUNGSTERS had fun in the sun in Devizes this week when a pop up cafe was set up by a youth organisation on The Green.

Bath and Wiltshire Youth for Christ group will be holding more sessions from 10am to 3pm each day until Friday.

Esther Egan from the youth organisation said the pop up cafes were being held in towns in Wiltshire for two weeks and included organised games such as badminton and football. She said: "We are holding these events for the youth of the Wiltshire community to encourage positive relationships and mentoring.

"We are being partly funded by the Wiltshire Council, to support us in our work. We have held similar events for the last three years and we’re looking to encourage even more people to attend.

"We’re connecting with Active Trowbridge who are coming to do events and we hosted a Devizes youth meeting on the Tuesday.

"Devizes neighbourhood team of Wiltshire police will be popping in as well. This event has become a real community effort."

One of the youth workers taking part said: "It was another great start to the Devizes Pop Up Youth Cafe this week. We caught up with local teens from Lavington, Devizes and St Augustine's and also primary school students."

The Christian youth group has a centre in Potterne run by Chris Dewar which has regular meetings and offers pool, table tennis, music and a place for youngsters to meet and chat.

An after school drop in is also held from 3.40pm to 5pm on Wednesdays in term time for children aged 11 to 18. A youth cafe runs from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Fridays during term time.

Steve Dewar runs a programme of activities at the youth club in Potterne. Potterne Youth Club is used to offer mixed sessions of informal or structured activities. On offer are pool tables, table tennis, watching DVD’s or maybe just a place to sit and chat with others over a drink.