Have your say on 'world class' youth facility

September 23 2021
Have your say on 'world class' youth facility

The council is keen to hear people’s views on what a 'Youth Zone' in south Bristol could offer young people.

Plans for a space in the south of the city, specially designed for young people, were announced in March this year.

Delivered across the UK by the charity OnSide, Youth Zones are a network of affordable, high quality, spaces specially designed for ages 8-19, or for those aged up to 25 with special education needs or disabilities (SEND).

Youth Zones run inspiring group and individual activities, such as football, climbing, skating, DJing, and drama, overseen and supported by paid experts and volunteers. They also include employability and mentoring schemes and have dedicated youth workers.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol said: “As we emerge from the pandemic the effects of isolation and social dislocation on our young people, especially those in more disadvantaged communities, is becoming more apparent.

“With a new South Bristol Youth Zone, we have an opportunity to shape and plan for a better future for our children and young people, and I would encourage people to have their say in what this will look like.

“This is an opportunity to have a world class facility that will bring benefits for years to come for all of Bristol’s children and young people.”

All the responses from the survey will be used to help develop proposals for the Youth Zone.

There will be another opportunity to comment on more detailed plans as part of a pre-planning application consultation later in the autumn.

The Youth Zone engagement survey closes Sunday, October 17.

Visit bristol.citizenspace.com/people/youth-zone/consult_view to comment on the South Bristol Youth Zone.