Exciting new activities to help keep youths ‘happy’

PUBLISHED: 14:00 08 November 2013


A RANGE of extra youth activities is being launched in Portishead.

The Portishead Local Commissioning Network (LCN), responsible for allocating grant funds from North Somerset Council for children’s and youth projects in the town, has released some of the money to help get new activities off the ground.

One of the organisations funded by the LCN is Inspire, which aims to broaden the range of positive activities available to local children and teenagers.

The network is also funding occasional Friday evening events throughout the winter for youngsters aged 14 and over at Portishead Youth Centre.

As part of the same project a combination of taster activities including art, cookery and multimedia has already kicked off at the Harbour Road centre.

More outdoor activities across the whole age-range are also planned for school holidays throughout the year.

LCN trustee Reverend Tina Hodgett said: “Portishead has great young people and we want to support agencies and organisations with the skill and experience to invest in them and bring out their potential.”

The network also wants to hear from young people with ideas and proposals for more activities.

LCN project co-ordinator, Coral Jones, said: “We see this as a really exciting opportunity for positive activity providers and youth work agencies to offer a selection of diverse activities for children and young people, while further expanding existing provision in the town.

“We hope this will lead to a vibrant and happy youth culture in our town.”

Any organisation interested in supporting and extending the range of clubs, events and activities can join the network. For more information or to contact the network visit www.portisheadlcn.org.

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