Hundreds respond to youth survey

PUBLISHED: 13:00 18 December 2010


PROACTIVE teenagers campaigning for better facilities for young people in Portishead have received more than 1,000 responses to a recent survey.

Gordano School students Charlotte Waterson, aged 15, and 16-year-old Asa Galsworthy drew up the survey to invite young people to have a say on their social needs in the growing town.

They say they still have Gordano School sixth form surveys to collect and they will then provide a detailed report using the information from the surveys.

Portishead Town Council has welcomed the initiative and councillors say they will take the report seriously. They have confirmed they will consider the requirements and requests made by the young people.

Youngsters in the town have long been asking for somewhere to meet and socialise in addition to the town’s youth centre, which is closed at weekends.

The centre management committee has been looking into ways of opening the centre as a youth café at weekends, but there is currently no funding in place for this.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Somerset Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the North Somerset Times