Since the Parish Council have provided youth service we have developed the following Youth Clubs:
- Coxhoe Senior Youth Club (Secondary School age) Active Life Centre , Friday Night – 7.15 to 8.45pm. This features Xbox One, Table Tennis, Football, Information & Advice and more. It is a place to chill out for young people by young people.
- Coxhoe Junior Youth Club (Primary –year 3 +)
Active Life Centre, Friday Night between 5.30pm and 7.00pm. It involves Arts & Crafts, Sport, Puzzles, Challenges, Xbox One, Cookery, Competitions & More
- Coxhoe Girls Group, Active Life Centre, Wednesday 7.15pm to 8.45pm.
- Quarrington Hill Youth Club, Quarrington Hill Community Centre, Monday 5.30 to 7.00pm
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With the withdrawal of investment by Durham County Council for young people services in 2016, we thought it was crucially important to ensure that our young people did not lose out. We have since employed and sustained a youth team who have delivered the following in Coxhoe:
developed Coxhoe Youth Club;
Coxhoe juniors has on average 20 young people attend each session, the senior session has on average 35 young people. In both groups we have seen an increase in the number of female members;
There are 104 members of Coxhoe Youth Club (Junior and senior). Between both groups we have 62 male members and 42 females;
Between January 2017 and December 2017, at Coxhoe Youth Club, we offered 1512 places to young people in Coxhoe and the surrounding areas;
We have offered a wide range of activities, we have a pool table, air hockey table and a selection of computer games;
The boys enjoy their football and the girls are keen on music and dance;
Our junior club members still like to be creative and are very interested in arts and craft type activity; and
The girls said that they found it difficult to be themselves with the boys around. So, we started a separate girls only group on a Tuesday night. So far, we have run 3 sessions with an average of 9 girls at each. There are 15 girls registered with this club.
- In Quarrington Hill we have:
started a junior youth club in the community centre on Mondays at the beginning of the year;
advertised the youth club on Coxhoe Parish Council webpage and social media. Cassop Primary also posted details on their Facebook page;
had 8 young people participate on average at the 3 sessions to date; and
Parents have said that this is exactly what they want for their children with time out of the house away from their computers to play games like they did when they were children.
Girl’s only youth club
In response to requests from the girl members of Coxhoe Youth Club, we started a Girls Only club.
The girls (from both age groups) asked to have their own space where they can do girly things without intrusion. Whilst they like the mixed sex youth club they felt they needed to develop at their own pace and speed. The Girls Only club runs every Tuesday night at the Active Life Centre from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm. 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
Facebook page for Young People
General Data Protection Regulations required forms
Young People cannot attend youth clubs if parents have not submitted the required forms.
Coxhoe Parish Council is required by the General Data Protection Regulations to update its privacy notices and get consent from everyone whose information we hold. These regulations came into force on 25th May 2018.
The Council’s Youth Service currently holds information about your child or children, usually a consent form and a signed ground rules form. If you wish for your child to attend the youth clubs and therefore for their and your information to be kept securely by Council staff, please act on the information below. Failure to do so will, we are afraid result in your child being denied access to the youth clubs and activities.
Below is the Council’s Privacy Notice. Please read it and then complete, sign and return the General Data Protection Regulations (Service) Consent to hold Information required by the Youth Service (Form 1).
If your child comes to a youth club session from 25th May 2018, the youth service staff will only be able to allow them to stay if this form is completed and returned. You can return this form to any youth club session or if easier to Coxhoe Village Hall marked for the attention of the Parish Clerk.
Youth Club consent and ground rules forms
Since January 2018, Youth Service staff have updated consent and ground rules forms for all children and young people. If parents have not completed these updated forms since January and would like your child to attend youth clubs in the future, please make sure that you complete the updated forms and return to youth service staff the next time your child attends a session.
When joining youth clubs there are two other forms that require completion by parents. The first is the consent form. This provides details such as contact information as well as providing photographic and video advice. The second is the Ground Rules form which commits the individual to complying with good behaviour requirements. You can download the forms here:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Claire Llewelyn the Parish Clerk.
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