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Summer Youth Activities 2016

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For more information contact Steph on 07741180417

Email: steph-brown1@hotmail.co.uk
Facebook: Hexham Youthy 

Free Youth Programme (for 13 yrs plus)
Blast from the Past is a series of free events for young people in Acomb starting  in May for 8 weeks. If you are interested please contact Laura Waugh 07917 146177 or message Hexham Youthy Facebook page
 Blast from the past Acomb poster

 

Acomb Youth Club

For more information contact Steph on 07741180417

Email: steph-brown1@hotmail.co.uk
Facebook: Hexham Youthy 

The Youth Action Group in partnership with Hexham Youth Initiative ran a successful summer programme at the Pavilion in 2014 and playing fields supported by the Play Bus and volunteers. 130 children attended.

One of the parents said “What a fantastic turnout for the first children’s activity afternoon… there was plenty to keep all ages occupied and all the kids seemed to be having a great time. Many thanks to everyone who helped to organise such a successful event.” Another parent said “…everybody is keen for this to be the start of something regular for the village.”

This led to a Youth Club for 8-13 year old starting on Monday nights, 6 – 7.30pm at the Village Hall after the Autumn Half Term in 2014. This has been a joint initiative with Hexham Youth Initiative and  Acomb Parish Council. An Action for All grant has been applied for and awarded to fully fund the youth club and activities in 2015. It is planned to extend to running a Youth Club for the older age group at a later stage. Young people 13 yrs plus have started to meet to plan future youth club for them.

If you are able to volunteer on a rota to support the Youth club,  read more about the progress of the Youth Club,  Download and contact Steph Brown: 07741180417

Don’t stop the buses!
Concerns were raised about the possible cuts to Acomb’s bus service. Local people were consulted about the bus service that Northumberland County Council supports in the West Area of the county. Questionnaires were distributed to all households. Due to the strength of concern raised, there was a delay in the tendering process with contracts extended. Existing bus timetables were printed and delivered to all households.

Communication – not knowing what is going on in the village has been one of the main areas that lots of residents said is a problem. In order to try to resolve this:

– a Facebook page has been created. Now running at over 200 ‘Friends’.
– Noticeboards provided by the Parish Council have been erected around the village with a further noticeboard positioned at the entrance to the Pit Heap by the Conservation Officer, running the Acomb Woodland Improvement Project at the Pit Heap.
– This website has now been launched and you are looking at it! We plan to develop the website further to make it more attractive and informative. Let us know what you want to see. Photos of the village or events are welcome too.

Pit Heap
We have helped to publicise the conservation volunteers working to tidy up and enhance the Pit Heap. They have funded a notice board for joint use and a litter bin at the entrance of the road into the woods. Lots of activities have been happening:
– volunteers have made steps from the ponds down to the pine plantation to provide easier/safer access.
– local contractors have completed thinning the woodland using a local contractor
– extraction of wood
– Acomb Youth Club making bird boxes and putting up in the woods
– community planting day of native trees where pine has been removed.

Other tasks that happened in 2015
– Removing the old broken fence
– Planting the hedgerow
– Installing 2 kissing gates along with a post and wire fence
– 50 metres of path work at the bottom end of the wood, made of  whinstone to improve the muddy areas.

Contact Laura Waugh on
01670 514876 or 07917146177
laura.waugh@groundwork.org.uk

Play areas
There have been discussions with A4A, the Youth Action group and the Parish Council regarding submitting  a grant application for playing fields.

    1.  to investigate updating the playing field at the bottom of Millersfield.
    2. obtaining a feasibility study on the repairs or renewal of the Pavilion and the extended use of the playing fields behind the Post Office.

Look out for further news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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