Youth Zone engagement begins

Youth Zone engagement begins

Bristol City Council would like to hear people’s views on the concept and opportunities that the Youth Zone will give young people.

6 September 2021.

Aligned with the aspirations of the Bristol One City Plan, the Bristol Children’s Charter and the Bristol Equalities Charter, a Youth Zone in Bristol could provide a dedicated and exciting new space where the city’s children and young people (CYP) can play, grow, and learn.

The engagement survey outlines the five key goals of the Youth Zone movement and asks whether you think there is a need for those things in your area, and whether you think the Youth Zone will help achieve them.
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.”

Delivered across the UK by the charity OnSide, Youth Zones are a network of affordable, high quality, spaces specially designed for CYP aged 8-19, or up to 25 for those with a 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 who help young people to look after their mental health, developing the skills they need for the future.

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 is open now and closes Sunday 17 October 2021.

Visit our website to find out more and comment on the South Bristol Youth Zone.

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