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  • Waterside’s 2nd Birthday!

    Today, we are celebrating the second anniversary of Waterside Centre reopening.

    3 August 2023

  • Duck Race

    Our friends at the Rotary Club of Reading Abbey have asked us to share news of the charity fundraising event they’re running at The Oracle on Saturday 9 September.

    31 July 2023

  • Tilehurst Youth Club

    Thank you to youth worker Jessica for this update!

    31 July 2023

  • Waterside – July 2023

    Kelly told us: “The summer months bring a range of activity to Waterside Centre.

    31 July 2023

  • The Wayz – July 2023

    A real summer of fun at The Ways; the month started brilliantly with the Community Fun Day and Bracknell Together Walk.

    31 July 2023

  • Britwell – July 2023

    Britwell Youth and Community Project’s Summer Holiday Club is running from Monday 24 July– Friday 18 August (daily Monday – Friday), 11am – 3pm.

    31 July 2023

  • Updates from our Flagship Youth Clubs

    Please click on the links below for the latest updates from our flagship youth clubs in Slough, Bracknell and Newbury.

    31 July 2023

  • Youth Development and Community Engagement Update

    The school holidays are now upon us and our summer programmes are in full swing.

    31 July 2023

  • Training News

    Here are our upcoming training courses, including posters.

    31 July 2023

  • Staff Spotlight

    In the last update, we caught up with Abbas, who was celebrating his first year of working at Berkshire Youth.

    31 July 2023

#BY80 Thank You

14 January 2021

We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone who sent us a message for our 80th birthday.

We were thrilled to receive supportive messages from a range of prominent national and local contributors, recognising the importance of youth work to local young people’s lives.

To view the videos received again, please visit our new YouTube channel here. All of our posts can be found on our social media channel by typing in the hashtag #BY80.

From royalty to a former Prime Minister, local young people to youth workers, local business leaders to volunteers, here are a list of all of the contributors. We thank you all:

  • Aga Jezierska, Youth Worker, Berkshire Youth
  • Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy & President Designate for COP 26
  • Amritdeep Sandher, ConvaTec
  • Andrew Littlejohns, Trustee, Berkshire Youth
  • Andrew McKenzie, CEO, The Vineyard
  • Anne, Princess Royal
  • Armelle Boisset, Trustee, Berkshire Youth
  • Bianca Askew-Gallipoli, Vice Chair, The Wayz
  • Bradfield College Students
  • Calco Construction Team, Currently Renovating #WatersideNewbury
  • Chris Boulton, CEO, Greenham Trust
  • Clive Williams, Trustee, Berkshire Youth
  • Colin Leslie, Youth Worker, Berkshire Youth
  • Councillor Ash Merry, Mayor of Bracknell Forest
  • Councillor David Stevens, Mayor of Reading
  • Councillor Elizabeth O’Keeffe, Mayor of Newbury
  • Councillor Mike Cole, Mayor of Thatcham
  • Councillor Mrs Sayonara Luxton, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
  • Councillor Mrs Sheila Davenport, Mayor of Sandhurst
  • Councillor Preston Brooker, Mayor of Slough
  • Dan Carter, Head of Youth Activities, Thatcham Youth
  • Dave Wraight, West Berkshire YOT Manager, West Berkshire Youth Offending Team
  • David Seward, CEO, Berkshire Youth
  • Dawn Wren, CEO, Berkshire Maestros
  • Debbie Coulson, Former Youth Worker at Berkshire Youth
  • Debbie Dye, Finance Manager, Berkshire
  • Dennis Morgan, Coordinator, Tilehurst Junior Youth Club
  • Derek Peaple, Former Headteacher of Park House School & Best Version of Me Partner
  • Dr Irene Garnelo-Gomez, Lecturer in Reputation & Sustainability, Henley Business School
  • Emma and Declan, young people
  • Gareth Mepham, Youth Worker, The Wayz
  • Garry Poulson, Volunteer Centre West Berkshire
  • Holly Koenig, Former Youth Worker at Berkshire Youth
  • Holly Webb, Children’s Author
  • James Sunderland, MP for Bracknell, Crowthorne. Sandhurst & Finchampstead
  • Jason Moor, Former Volunteer & Staff Member, Berkshire Youth
  • Jeff Gardner MBE, Berkshire Youth
  • Jessica Kirby, Youth Worker, Berkshire Youth
  • Julian May, Head of Collaborative Funding, The Good Exchange
  • Julie MacLean, Marketing Manager, Berkshire Youth
  • Kate Armitage, Training & Volunteer Manager, Berkshire Youth
  • Katie O’Donnell, Youth Worker, Berkshire Youth
  • Kelly Leach, Youth Worker, Berkshire Youth
  • Kiri-Lynn Gardner, Coles Diner Youth Club
  • Lee Dugdale, Former Theale Youth Club Member
  • Lee Teideman, Head of Projects, Adviza
  • Leigh Middleton, CEO, National Youth Agency
  • Leon Simpson, Youth Worker, Berkshire Youth
  • Lucy Hewes, Rock Choir Leader for Reading, Bracknell & Henley
  • Martin Deaves, Treasurer, Berkshire Youth
  • Matt Franklin, Chief Executive, Roc Technologies
  • Michael Chard, Director of Coaching, MNR Coaching
  • Michelle Smith, CEO, Education Business Partnership
  • Nancy Lalor, Operations Director, Learning to Work
  • Ndidi Okezie, CEO, UK Youth
  • Paige Reeve, Youth Worker, The Wayz
  • Paul Allen, Paul Presents
  • Paul Barzey, Youth Work Manager, Berkshire Youth
  • Pav Virk, Trustee, Berkshire Youth
  • Phil Davies, Former Welsh International Rugby Player & Best Version of Me Partner
  • Rachel Peters, Community Development Officer, Sovereign Housing Association
  • Ray Tapken MBE, Former County Director of Berkshire Youth
  • Rich Jennings, Former Youth Worker at Berkshire Youth
  • Rob Deeks, Aik Saath – Together as One
  • Roger Smee, President, Berkshire Youth
  • Sarah Atkinson, Trustee, Berkshire Youth
  • Sarah Emery, Operations Director, Berkshire Youth
  • Sue Tabor, Data & Information Officer, Berkshire Youth
  • Theresa May, MP for Maidenhead & Former Prime Minister
  • W E Jim Leftwich OBE, Chairman, Berkshire Youth
  • Wendy Austin-Bush, Trustee, Berkshire Youth


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