Leisure Strategy – West Berkshire Council is asking people that live and visit West Berkshire to tell them about the leisure activities they do, what they’d like to do and what stops them from doing more. Are you able to help? If so, follow this link to complete the survey.
Clubs and Classes in West Berkshire – Take a look to see what clubs and classes for kids are available in your local area; from sports clubs and amazing music classes to fun dance lessons and even arts and crafts for those budding Picassos!
Hogan Music Summer Holiday Workshops – w/c 25 July 2022 – visit their website to see the full list of musical fun!
Tilehurst Multi-Sport Sessions – we’re delighted to work with Tilehurst Parish Council to offer FREE multi-sport sessions for local young people in school years 7 – 9. These term-time sessions will be held at Cotswold Sports Centre on Thursdays, 4.30 – 5.30pm, starting on Thursday 12 May 2022. Places are limited, so please email Jessica to book your places or phone her on 07881 941345 for further information. It would be really helpful if you could also complete this medical form before participation.
Waterside Centre – join us from 10 June – 15 July for Climbing Club – Fridays, term time only.
NOW FULLY BOOKED!
Climbing sessions run from 7 – 8pm for young people in school years 7 – 11.
All sessions cost just £5 per person per session.
Please email us to book your places.
Waterside Centre – Educafe fitness classes. Please click here for further information.
Waterside Centre – join us after May half term for Paddling Club – Fridays, term time only.
4.30PM SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED; LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR 5.30PM SESSIONS.
Paddling sessions run from 4.30 – 5.30pm for young people in school years 7 – 9, and 5.30 – 6.30pm for young people in school years 10 – 13.
All sessions cost Just £5 per person per session.
Please email us to book your places.
Waterside Centre – Sport in Mind are running FREE social sports and games for young people aged 13 – 16 experiencing difficulties with their mental health. These term time sessions are free, fun and interactive opportunities for young people; a great way to help build confidence, support self-esteem and meet new people. Please click here to see the full poster. Please book places by emailing Sport in Mind.
Waterside Centre – The Music Lounge launched end of February 2022. We have teamed up with Berkshire Maestros and VoxThrive to open this new safe space for young people wanting to make, create and record music. Watch this space for further news and opportunities!
Waterside Centre – VoxFresh Newbury singing classes. Please click here for further information.
Young Carers Project (West Berkshire) – Young carers are children and young people under 18 who take on caring tasks and responsibilities within their family that most of us only do as adults. The person you care for could be a parent, grandparent, a brother, sister or a family friend. The person you look after may have a physical disability, a progressive disease, a mental health difficulty or a substance misuse problem.
It can be rewarding to care and help your family cope but you should still be able to relax and have some fun, which is what West Berkshire’s Young Carers Project is all about.
Careers, Employment & Volunteering
DWP Youth Hub – young jobseekers (under the age of 25) can access extra support at the DWP Youth Hub, based at the Waterside Centre. They aim to be available from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, but recommend contacting them in advance to avoid disappointment. Please email Rene or phone 07827 223631.
Kooth – A new online support network has been launched to help children and young people struggling with mental health difficulties.
Time to Talk West Berkshire – is an independent charity providing FREE confidential counselling services to young people in need, aged 11 to 25