STUDLEY youngsters’ wait to get a much-desired Youth Service is nearly over.
Several councillors and residents set up the Studley Youth foundation with funding made available from Warwickshire County Council.
Parish councillor and chair of the trustees Andy Clarke said: “It’s so exciting to create this for the young people of the village.
“We’ve been waiting a long time for this in Studley and thanks to the county council funding and hard work by our trustees we’ve managed to pull it off.
“While the parish council continues to work towards purchasing the old youth club building, this charity will focus on providing a youth worker to work out in the community and any venues that are offered.”
The charity is looking for a professional youth worker and volunteers to work alongside, initially one evening a week, to provide activities and support for 11 to 18-year-olds. They are also looking for local people and groups who think they may have something to offer such a youth club.
Coun Justin Kerridge, a trustee, said: “If local people can offer anything – a venue, an activity, a skill, what you will, then please, please get in touch.
“We are advertising for a professional youth worker and looking for local volunteers as well.
“Supporting our young people and keeping them safe is a priority for everyone. Working across parties, with district and parish councillors and other local people, the journey to get something done has blossomed in this new charity for the young people of Studley.”
The deadline for applicants for a professional youth worker is September 12.
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