We are raising funds and awareness to support our proposal to take over Somerford Youth Club in Christchurch following the decision of Dorset County Council to withdraw funding from open access youth centres and offer the buildings for community use.
Somerford is one of the most deprived areas in Dorset and ranks as being the most deprived area for education and skills in the County.
We aim to
- keep it running as a youth provision for local young people
- run various skill based projects for young people and adults to increase their skills for employment.
The club will be run and managed by members of the local community and local business personnel.
To date we have had support pledged to us from The Rotary Club and the Lions Club.
We would like to get pledges in to help us reach this target but equally we would like people to send us messages of support we can then show we have behind our proposal. This will add weight to our propsal to Dorset County Council when they come to decide in who to take over the running of the club. It will show that the club must remain a local community provision run and managed by the community for the community.