Bognor Regis Town Council has been delighted to support the continuation of youth provision services available within the Town, over the course of 2022.
Through the Community Engagement and Environment Committee and the Youth Provision Steering Group, funding has been awarded to various youth groups in Bognor Regis, with the Mayor, Cllr. John Barrett, making cheque presentations on behalf of the Committee and the Town Council as a whole.
In October 2022, the Bognor Regis Youth and Community Centre received £2,500 as a contribution towards allowing the Centre to continue to benefit our Town’s young people.
At the end of the year, Cllr. Barrett met with Brian Ansell (Manager of 39 Youth Club) and Chris Cook (CEO of Sussex Clubs for Young People), at the premises in Glamis Street, who were delighted to receive a contribution of £2,500 as match funding.
It is hoped that these donations, will go towards the continuation of youth provision and services within the Town, which Members of Bognor Regis Town Council, are keen to actively support.
In 2023, the Community Engagement and Environment Committee hope to further enhance their understanding of the types of services young people would most like to see on offer with their Town. Whilst liaising with knowledgeable representatives from the youth groups has been beneficial thus far, the Town Council, and the Committee in particular, are well aware that the best people for advising on the requirements of young people, are the young people themselves.
Discussions have already therefore begun between the Town Council, The Regis School and Felpham Community College pupils, who are coming up with new and innovative ideas for what ‘youth provision’ in Bognor Regis can look like in the near future. We look forward to seeing what can be achieved with a little teamwork in 2023 - watch this space!