Youth Centre

Youth CentreWotton Youth Liaison Group (WYLG) and Wotton Town Council (WTC) work together to provide Youth Services in Wotton with the key aim of supporting young people in improving outcomes in education, training, employment and community engagement. A successful programme of activity based in the new Wotton Youth Centre is provided on various afternoons/evenings, with Youth and Community Services and The Door delivering this project. For more information see:
www.youthandcommunity.org.uk
www.thedoor.org.uk
www.participationpeople.com

Stroud District Council also provides funding for The Youth Forum (one evening) via Participation People and is part of a district wide network through which Young People provide input into issues which affect them, providing feedback to local and district council. Youth Forum representatives take an active part and are represented on the Stroud District Youth Council. Youth Forum members are now also providing leadership in the open sessions and in other activities.

Youth Centre Regular Activity ScheduleYouth Centre (1024x765)

Activity Day Time
Youth and Community Services Monday 6.00pm-8.30pm
Youth and Community Services Thursday 7.00pm-9.30pm
The Door Friday 3.00pm-5.00pm
Participation People Friday (alternate weeks) 5.00pm-7.00pm


 

History

The site of the new Youth Centre used to be the Police Station until it was closed by Gloucestershire Constabulary in 2011. Around the same time, Gloucestershire County Council withdrew funding for the town’s youth activities and sold the former youth building nearby. Through negotiation with the town clerk and county councillor the County Council provided £69,000, part of the proceeds from the sale, for the conversion of the former police premises owned by the Town Trust for a new youth centre. The Town Council and the Youth Liaison Group commenced vigorous additional fundraising.




Youth Centre Bookings

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