Community Engagement Development Officer provided an update on
Bradford on Avon Skate Park and Holiday Club. The update covered
the following points:
Council had been awarded a grant towards a summer holiday club,
which ran in August and offered half-day sessions for
sessions included a variety of activities including arts, sports
and cookery and looked to promote inclusivity and
took place and benefitted over 20 families.
Council received funding from the Area Board towards the skatepark
which opened in August and has been in constant use since, with an
opening ceremony on Saturday 9 September.
Council also organised skate and skoot
lessons, which were ran using Area Board funding to support younger
or less experienced people to gain confidence to use the
After the verbal update, there
was time for the following questions and points to be
was received that the event at the skatepark had been enjoyable and
that there was hope for it to be an annual event.
Constable stated that the event sounded positive and that the
Police would welcome an invite to support such events.
Caroline LeQuesne, Area
Board Delivery Officer provided an update on behalf of BOA Youth
and David Lloyd. The update covered the following
is managed and owned by Bradford on Avon Town Council, with two
part time youth workers and an intern youth worker.
for the centre was outlined, with an aim for young people to have
fun, develop friendships and relationships with trusting adults to
bridge gaps between young people and communities.
of recent work completed by the centre was outlined, including
improvements to the centre and activities.
the centre were outlined, including a Thursday Café for
teenagers, activities for UK Parliament week and a BOA Youth
Jim Lynch provided an
update on behalf of BoACAN, regarding
Mental Health First Training at St Laurence School. The update
covered the following points:
overview of the history and work of BoACAN was provided and the way in which they work
with small steering groups set up for community
funding from the Area Board and other sources to support a project
called Young Futures following the pandemic, which aimed to support
the wellbeing of young people.
noted that it had been difficult to get groups of young people
together following the pandemic, however a lot of meetings have
taken place, with successful relationships formed between Westwood
Social Club and Purple Noise (Music Education), with further music
related projects set to take place.
Health First Aid (MHFA) was a national initiative and BoACAN received funding to offer the initiative to
successful meeting with the Head of Sixth Form at St Laurence
School, 42 students out of 140 wished to partake in the course,
which could lead to a certificate valid for three years.
Due to the
success of the first course, a second course was able to be ran,
with it hoped that a third would run in the October half