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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

CEO’s Thoughts (April Newsletter)

29 April 2021

Welcome to our April newsletter.

As we move through the roadmap out of lockdown, it is great to see that we can start to offer support to young people in more of a recognisable delivery model. Young people have been brilliant at coping with all the changes and milestones, exams then no exams, but as members of our communities it is important that we all show them support and encouragement. It has been heartening to hear stories of local businesses and companies sticking to promises of apprenticeships and real opportunities for those finding themselves in long-term employment. This is what makes our communities so great.

There are loads of good stories in this newsletter. Our youth survey has provided the voice for local young people. We are so pleased that over 700 young people took the time to complete this survey and thank each and every one of them. Let’s hope we can get your voices listened to.

In the survey, young people identified their need for a “safe space”, a massive priority for them. I’m delighted to report that the Waterside project is nearing completion. The centre is starting to look great and will be a tribute to the young people who have seen so many services cut and centres closed down. This really is terrific news and we are now developing those partnerships to make the offer the best possible place for young people to engage in positive activities and out of school opportunities. We have had some local support from companies and individuals but it would be even better if at this point more local companies and business could come forward to support the project and in turn the young people of Newbury. We were hoping to take the building from the builders on the 1 June but, as with all significant refurbishments, there has been some delay in the supply of materials and we are now hoping for a mid-June final completion date. We are currently working hard to get a summer programme ready for the school holidays.

Looking forward to welcoming you all to the centre in the very near future!

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