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Rural Youth Project rolls out in Kedington, Stansfield, Stradishall and Wickhambrook




Robert Everitt, St Edmundsbury cabinet member for families and communities
Robert Everitt, St Edmundsbury cabinet member for families and communities

A scheme bringing activities to young people in rural communities and aiming to discover what they want in their areas begins next week.

The joint project between St Edmundsbury Borough Council and YMCA Suffolk will offer sport, film and music equipment and internet access across 14 villages in West Suffolk this summer.

The sessions will give young people the opportunity to also have their say and receive adult advice from qualified youth workers.

The Rural Youth Project will be calling at Kedington every Tuesday from June 9 to July 28 between 4.45pm and 6.30pm, at Stansfield on July 27 between 12pm and 2pm, and also at Stradishall on July 27 between 2.40pm and 4.30pm. It will also call at Wickhambrook every Tuesday from June 9 to July 28 between 6.45pm and 8.45pm.

The sessions are aimed at young people aged between 11 and 19. There will be an On the Spot van and youth workers on foot delivering the project.

Cllr Robert Everitt, cabinet member for families and communities, said: “We are delighted to be working with YMCA Suffolk again this year to deliver a fantastic service for the young people who live in the more rural areas of St Edmundsbury.

“We hope that the project continues to be successful in engaging a great number of young people over the summer months,”

Fiona Radnor, community projects manager for YMCA Suffolk, said: “We are looking forward to engaging with young people in the community to provide them with fun, meaningful and positive activities but to also find out what is important to them and where they live.”



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