Border town of Powys gets financial boost for youth services

A PARTNERSHIP to develop services for young people in Bishop’s Castle has just obtained funding to launch a new project.

The Bishop’s Castle Community Partnership (BCCP) brings together individuals and groups with a common interest in the town under a common plan of action.

Bishop’s Castle Borough Council recently secured a grant from Severn Trent to initiate the provision of services to young people in the town. The three objectives of this one-year project are: to develop and manage a youth club for 8-11 year olds; develop and manage a drop-in center for 12-17 year olds; and develop and run a youth forum where young people can voice their concerns and ideas about how the city can develop in the future. These ideas will be transmitted directly to the municipal council.

“To do this, we want to hire a youth services coordinator for 10 hours a week, as well as a part-time youth worker for three hours a week,” the BCCP said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

“If you are interested in the co-ordinator position, you can obtain application forms and a job description from Rich Morley, CEO of the South Shropshire Youth Forum, who are the council’s partners in this project.”

Rich’s email address is [email protected] Also send a copy of your application to [email protected] so that the board can track expressions of interest.

The temporary worker’s application and job description will be available during the month of March.

The Bishop’s Castle Community Master Plan was launched in October 2016 with the intention that its action plan be delivered over the period October 2017 to 2022.

The latest update has just been adopted by the city council. The new plan contains many exciting projects and offers many opportunities for residents to get involved in helping the city recover from Covid-19, rebuild the local economy, as well as services, facilities and social life.

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