Published on 10th June 2011

Future services and activities for young people will be the topic of the day when a number of Gloucestershire organisations come together on 13 June.

The invite-only event is being held at Cheltenham Borough Council's Municipal Offices for local authority representatives, voluntary and community organisations.

The day will be made up of talks, interactive workshops; question/answer sessions and group discussions centred around future services, clubs and activities for young people.  It aims to cover:  the future of county council youth provision; the latest on the £50k funding provided by the county council to support youth provision in districts and how this can be accessed; how organisations may be able to fill any gaps; and sharing of good practice. The event will also offer practical support and guidance for groups who may wish to replace existing youth services or set up new clubs/activities.

Mike Dawson, chief executive of Tewkesbury Borough Council and chair of the District Network Group of Gloucestershire Authorities said:  "This will be a forward-looking event and there will be a wide range of organisations thinking carefully - and creatively - about how we can work together to provide the best opportunities for access to youth services for young people in Gloucestershire."


Contact: Katie Sandey, communications team leader, telephone 01242 775050, email [email protected]

The invite-only event is being organised by the District Network Group of Gloucestershire Authorities - members are:

Gloucestershire County Council
Cheltenham Borough Council

Cotswold District Council
Forest of Dean District Council
Gloucester City Council

Stroud District Council
Tewkesbury Borough Council