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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

Lambourn Youth Junction

25 May 2023

Established last year, the Lambourn Youth Junction has quickly become a vital resource for the local community. Every Tuesday evening, 6.30 – 8pm, the British Legion, located on Upper Lambourn Road, opens its doors to young people from school years 5 – 9. Operating on a not-for-profit basis, the club’s dedicated team of professionals and trained local volunteers ensures that young people have a fulfilling experience, nurturing their development and fostering a sense of belonging. From interactive skill-building sessions to recreational games, there’s something for everyone.

One young person said: “I love to come here as I got to stay in contact with my old friends from primary school even when I moved up to secondary school!”

The creation of Lambourn Youth Junction was made possible through the collaboration of the Lambourn Junction Community Interest Company and Berkshire Youth. Together, they established a safe space where young individuals can thrive.

Keli-Jo, one of the dedicated youth workers, highlights the profound impact the Lambourn Youth Junction has had on the local community: “Lambourn Youth Junction has been an eye-opening experience for me. The first session we had about 50 – 60 young people turned up and that just proves how much Lambourn needed something like this. The club provides young people with something to do and also a sense of community as they design and create things for upcoming events and have parties on important occasions throughout the year.”

Anna Field from the club added: ”The 50 – 60 young people that come along each and every week evidences the need Lambourn has for a youth club entirely for local young people. We are constantly impressed at the energy and ownership our young people have for their youth club – we have so much planned, and with the continued support of Berkshire Youth, and the tireless group of volunteers that run the sessions, we hope to grow from strength to strength. If anyone is interested in volunteering for us, please get in touch!”

Sarah Emery, Berkshire Youth Chief Executive commented: “Lambourn Youth Junction is a credit to the Lambourn Community. Driven by the community through a small army of volunteers, this project has developed a much needed service for young people.

“Young people need safe spaces to go, to be young people, surrounded by trusted adults. These opportunities enable young people  to explore who they are, their place in communities and aspirations for the future.

“Berkshire Youth is delighted to have supported Lambourn Youth Junction so far and is excited for its future developments.”

By providing a safe and supervised environment, the club has bridged the gap between rural communities and the resources necessary for youth development. Through the collaboration and support of Berkshire Youth, Lambourn has achieved self-sufficiency and is successfully transitioning into a volunteer-driven club.

The Lambourn Youth Junction is a thriving hub for young people in a rural community!

Thank you to our intern, Amber, for compiling this article!

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