New girl’s only youth club
In response to requests from the girl members of Coxhoe Youth Club, we are starting a Girls Only club.
The girls (from both age groups) have asked to have their own space where they can do girly things without intrusion.Whilst they like the mixed sex youth club they feel they need to develop at their own pace and speed. The Girls Only club will run every Tuesday night at the Active Life Centre from 6pm to 7.30pm. It is open to all girls from both Youth Sessions and new members will be most welcome. For further information please contact the Youth Team on: 07403 765 269
Quarrington Hill Junior Youth Club starts 15th January 2018
A new junior youth club is to commence for 7 to 11 year olds. The group will take place on Monday nights at Quarrington Hill Community Centre. The club will run from 5.30pm to 7pm. There will b e a charge of 50p per child.
Activities will include:
- Arts & Crafts
- Indoor sports
- Parachute Games
- Team Games
- Video Games
- Pool & Table Tennis.
Parents will be required to complete a registration and contact form at the first session. If you have any queries, please contact the Youth Team on : 07403 765269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
September 2017 Youth Clubs’ newsletter available
We have produced a newsletter which reflects upon our summer of activities for young people. You can check it out here:
Coxhoe Parish Council provides Children and Young Peoples’ Services
In Parish Plan 2 76% felt CPC/DCC should provide more funding for young people – we have done that, and we hope that this investment will lead to even greater resources for our young people. 84% felt that there should be a Youth Council. We hope that Amanda will help establish a Youth Council or Forum to make sure that the Parish Council and other agencies working in our villages take their views on board, and that our young people’s views are fed in to the AAP Youth Council and that our young people’s views help to shape developments in the wider area.
We think we already have a good range of activities for children and young people with youth sessions being delivered at ALiC (Active Life Centre) by our youth workers and by ALiC, and also at Quarrington Hill Community Centre. We have thriving Beaver, Cub and Scout groups and a daily playgroup at Coxhoe Village Hall. Our approach for the future is going to be young people driven though, with their views directing how and what services/facilities are delivered. Amanda will support them and families of younger children in improving what is available for them.
Due to pressure on Durham County Council budgets the County Council have withdrawn their young people’s service provision in the Village. The Parish Council have now budgeted to replace that provision from June 2016.
Meet the team
Ian Thompson – Children and Young people’s Services Co-ordinator. Ian has been involved in Youth & Community work for over 30 years. He has a wide range of experience in working with young people from the ages of 7 and up to 25 years of age. He has run youth clubs for 12 years and under and 13 years plus.
He became a youth worker because he believes in youth and often feel they get bad press, many don’t get the life chances and experiences of their peers, much of his work in the past has been to redress this balance and give the youth of today opportunity to experience these experiences and to develop their own skills and potential. Ian has lots of experience with the Duke of Edinburgh award and for the past 13 years he has been positive activities and outdoor education manager in Teesside, using outdoor education and sport as a means to engage young people. Contact details for Ian can be found here.
We are pleased to welcome Sean Davison, Rachel Wadge and Claire Picken to our Youth Work Team alongside our Youth Worker Ian Thompson. We will be advertising for a part time Admin Assistant soon to complete our staff team.
Celebrating the achievements of Coxhoe’s Young People
We will support and celebrate the achievement of our young people on these pages.