Westbury’s Young People

Westbury Young People’s Project (the youth club), used to run every Wednesday evening but unfortunately, due to a shortage of volunteers it was put on hold. In February 2020 the parish council circulated a survey to try and understand the demographic and needs of the village better and have since come up with a programme of activities for youngsters during the holidays with help from Beachborough School and Westbury Parish Hall Charity.

The youth club arose as one of the outcomes of Westbury Village Hall Project. It was an organisation set up for the young people of Westbury, supporting young people and children to make new friendships, socialise, learn new skills and to make a positive contribution to their community. All children from Westbury and the surrounding villages aged between 8 and 16 years were welcome. There was no admission charge, but most children came with £1 to spend on the tuck shop. All children under 13 years old had to be signed in by their parents and signed out when they left.

Puppet workshops, cycling proficiency, first aid sessions, animation and video workshops, outdoor cinema, graffiti, climbing wall outings, face painting, aerial extreme, Easter egg hunt, space bus – these were just some of the fantastic things that young people in Westbury have enjoyed. The village is extremely lucky to be able to offer such a wide array of things for young people to do.

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