Young people shaping their future in Westbury

Hundreds of young people from Westbury have been sharing their ideas on the type of activities they would like to have available in their area.

Conservative Cllr Laura Mayes, cabinet member for children’s service, congrats the LYN for hosting a successful event and for gathering such a wide number of views. She wished them every success as they work with their communities to help determine activities for young people for the future.

Westbury’s Local Youth Network, set up to help facilitate local youth activities, held a free taster event at Leigh Park Community Centre recently.

More than 60 young people tried out free taster sessions in cookery, art, music, “pole da cise”, rugby, sailing and archery at the event. The Guides were present, Selwood Housing provided Frisbees and wristbands and library staff provided an information stand and suitable books for young people.

At the event young people were asked what they do in their spare time, what activities they would like to see, what Westbury needs to support young people and how to get young people involved.

The event was the latest in a series of consultations with 13 to 19-year-olds. The LYN has been speaking to students at Matravers School and conducting face-to-face questionnaires during outreach work in Westbury.

The community youth officers are now completing a needs assessment for young people aged 13-19 in Westbury which will be completed by the end of this month based on the 600 responses they have received.

Anyone who would like to get involved can email or call Phoebe on 07747 460372




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