Following the launch of the Youth Club in February, we have had the fantastic news that our application for a Somerset Youth and Community Group Grant has been successful. We have been awarded an amazing £3,740 that will support the Youth Club for a further 6 months and will provide equipment for the club.
The Youth Club is for 11-17 year olds in the Broomfield, Cheddon and Kingston Parishes; including students from Taunton School International Middle School based at the Grange.
The Club will be run by Youth Unlimited CIC who are developing an exciting programme of events with input from youth club members. Movie & pizza nights; day trips and outdoor activities are among the things planned.
Youth Club Agenda
The Youth Club will be held in Kingston St Mary's Village Hall on alternate Friday Evenings 7-9pm on the following dates:
5 & 19 May
9 & 23 June
7 & 14 July
There is a small charge of £1 per session. So, come along and join the fun; catch up with old friends and make new ones too.
November 2016 A special party for Years 7 to 11s from Kingston, Broomfield & Cheddon.
Louise Hines and tell that you'll join the party!
On Friday 14 October, 18.30 hours, Kingston St Mary Village Hall, the community youth group are holding another free pizza evening for Year 7s or above from Kingston St Mary, Cheddon Fitzpaine and Broomfield.
We would like to capture your views on the facilities and activities you would like to see being provided for young people of Kingston St Mary, Broomfield and Cheddon Fitzpaine. In return we'll exchange your views for pizza!
As part of the work of producing a community-led plan for Kingston parish a lottery grant has been awarded to capture the views of the youth of our parish.
The starting point for this is the Pizza Evening at the Village Hall on 21st June for 10 to 18 year olds of the parish, being organised in conjunction with Somerset Youth & Community Service, to discuss and review the facilities provided, and swap their thoughts for (popular, well known) pizza.
While the 2011 census shows a slightly above average population of 10-17 year an issue for the young of our parish is that they will attend one of eight secondary schools in the area, travelling independently or in small groups, and there is currently little or no organised group activity held in the parish where they might meet and socialise, should they wish to.
A youth representative sits on the community plan steering group and a working group has been set up which includes other youth representatives. We have been working with the Somerset Youth & Community Service to produce a Youth questionnaire to sit alongside the Household survey that has recently been distributed, in order to gain their views on the facilities available and activities organised for our young people.
The views of the village primary school children will also be captured.
The output from the questionnaires and the discussions will be incorporated within the community-led plan for Kingston to be delivered later in the year, with suggested actions.