Events and Activities

 

Issue

DSC01873-(Adam-Muirhead's-conflicted-copy-2013-05-09)There are not enough events and activities taking place within the area. The Shout Out consultation states that 54.6% of young people asked said there was not enough to do locally. This has caused boredom and antisocial behaviour throughout Hangleton and Knoll. It is important for young people to be able to make new friends and mix with other groups of people of different ages, cultures and backgrounds. This helps make people better connected and supported.

Giving young people somewhere to go helps them to get off the streets and the estate, which broadens their horizons. Also, listening to them about what they want makes them feel valued and heard. Young people should be given the chance to develop new skills and opportunities that they may otherwise not get the chance to do, due to family or financial implications.

Currently there are not enough regular or ongoing spaces where young people can just go, meet with friends and hang out, as well as to meet with youth workers
The facilities in Hangleton and Knoll are not always used efficiently, this should be rectified, especially the three local parks in the area.

Actions

All holidays should have at least one community event which should be intergenerational and intercultural. One large-scale event should take place at least every two years.

IMG_0055There should be a wide range of activities for people to take part in, providing something for everyone. These activities should be informed by a young people’s activity consultation group. In particular, there should be regular residentials, at least annually.

Activities taking place in the community need to be split equally between Hangleton and Knoll, and Greenleas Park needs to be used more. We also want to work towards developing a youth space/bus that can be used regularly for young people.

There should be more advertising in the local community and to make sure that advertising reaches groups and people that might find it difficult to take part in normally.