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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 (October / November Newsletter)

9 November 2022

This newsletter is a little late this time, but we trust you’ll understand when you read about all of the things we’ve been up to!

Firstly, I join you as Berkshire Youth’s new Interim CEO, with David having stepped down as CEO. I’m sure you will all join me in thanking David for his outstanding leadership over the last 22 years. His impact has been immeasurable. David is still working with us in a consultancy role as he helps us to develop the foundations for the next chapter of Berkshire Youth. Read more here.

Last week, we were thrilled to welcome dozens of friends and supporters to Waterside Centre for the long-awaited official opening of our vibrant youth and community centre in Newbury. Read more here.

We are celebrating Youth Work Week – A Festival of Youth Work – this week. We’ll be sharing messages which celebrate the positive impact that youth work has on young people both now and in the future. We would love to share as much great news from Berkshire as we can about the brilliant youth work taking place across our county. If you have anything you would like to contribute, please email

It’s also Trustees’ Week this week, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our brilliant Trustees for all of the time, commitment and effort they put into our charity; we couldn’t do it without them!

You may have seen in the news last week the alarming news from Anne Longfield and the Commission on Young Lives about primary school-aged children running drugs for gangs as becoming “the norm”, whilst young teenagers are heading up county lines operations. Sadly, our team are not surprised by the findings of this report, and join in with the call for a joined-up, national programme to enable local communities to protect and support teenagers at risk, and their families. You can read the full report here.

Also in this newsletter, get to know our new youth worker Kenmore a little better, read about what’s been happening at our flagship youth clubs, learn how you can support our work, plus find out how you can enter our Christmas card design competition to win a new bike and helmet – entries due by this Friday!

Thank you for your continued support. Happy Youth Work Week!

Sarah Emery, CEO 

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