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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

Waterside Boost from Community Infrastructure Levy

28 July 2021

After nearly ten years of trying to secure the future of the Waterside Centre as a resource for young people and the community of Newbury, we are delighted that we have finally reached the end of the refurbishments.

It seems a long time now since the fundraising campaign was launched at the House of Lords in 2019. Our fundraising efforts were immediately hit by the global pandemic but, thanks to the commitment, perseverance and tenacity of the Berkshire Youth President and team members, we managed to secure a contract to refurbish the Waterside Centre.

Our CEO, David Seward, commented: “The contribution from West Berkshire Council through the Community Infrastructure Levy is a great use of builders’ contribution and everyone at Berkshire Youth will be working hard to secure the remaining £250,000 to cover the full project cost of £1.4 million.

“Berkshire Youth are delighted to receive this support and would like to thank Lynne Doherty, Leader of West Berkshire Council and Dominic Boeck, Lead Member for Children, Young People and Education at West Berkshire Council, for their support. After so many years of cuts to services for young people, we truly hope this is the start of further investment in our young people.”

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