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  • Memories of the Waterside

    PRIZE DRAW – please send us your memories of the Waterside Centre!

    13 September 2021

  • NYA Guidance – 6 September 2021

    On Monday 6 September, the National Youth Agency published Version 8 of the NYA Covid Guidance document, moving the youth sector to Green in the Readiness Framework.

    8 September 2021

  • New Leisure Strategy for West Berkshire – Have Your Say!

    West Berkshire Council is asking people who live and visit West Berkshire to tell them about the leisure activities they do, what they would like to do and what stops them from doing more.

    2 September 2021

  • Charity Reporting and Accounting

    Our Finance Manager, Debbie, takes you through what you should know about charity reporting and accounting.

    26 August 2021

  • Day in the Life of our Operations Director, Sarah

    Here, we catch up with our inspirational Operations Director, Sarah, to learn more about the important role she has at Berkshire Youth.

    26 August 2021

  • Rainbow Park Summer Activity Day

    The young people at Rainbow Park in Winnersh enjoyed a fun summer activity day at their youth club with an inflatable obstacle course, biscuit decorating and a Mario kart competition.

    26 August 2021

  • Tilehurst Parish Council – Still Time to Share Your Views!

    Tilehurst Parish Council have extended the deadline for their survey until next month, meaning that young people, aged 11 to 18, in the Parish still have time to share their views by completing this survey.

    26 August 2021

  • Supporter Focus – 1-fix

    We are so grateful to everyone who supports us, including the fantastic 1-fix  who have recently put together information posters for us and our followers.

    26 August 2021

  • Waterside Update

    Our Summer Holiday Club Programme at the Waterside Centre in Newbury has been a huge success.

    26 August 2021

  • CEO’s Thoughts (August Newsletter)

    Welcome to our August newsletter.

    26 August 2021

CEO’s Thoughts (May Newsletter)

27 May 2021

Welcome to our May newsletter.

As things begin to open up again, I have been thinking a lot about the upcoming school holidays and how best to engage local young people over this time. I have also been considering the surprising number of young people across our county who are entitled to free school meals, an issue highlighted in recent months by footballer Marcus Rashford. Even though Berkshire is generally viewed as an affluent county, it is important to remember the significant number of young people in our communities who may potentially miss out as they are living in poverty, with families defined as working poor (parents and carers working in low-income jobs, below the poverty line).

I hope you will enjoy the articles in this newsletter. It’s been a very busy month for us, including the publication of our 2021 Youth Survey, written for young people by young people. More than 750 young people across Berkshire completed our survey and I am sincerely grateful to each and every one of them for trusting us with their views and feelings about a range of topics and issues. It’s so important to listen to the young people in our communities and act upon their concerns and worries. I hope you will take the time to read this insightful survey. Also in this newsletter, you can meet our new Charity Ambassador, learn more about how 1-fix support us and a day in the life of youth worker, Jessica.

We are still on schedule to see the building works at the Waterside Centre finish mid-June. It’s been a mammoth task and I’d like to thank the Calco team and everyone involved for all their hard work. It will be such a great youth and community centre for Newbury and West Berkshire. There are lots of ways for organisations and individuals to support this excellent project. Please follow this link to see how you can help.

Have a good month, take care!

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