Social Sanctuary Project – Hits the Heights!

Councillor Phil Bateman said today” What a great relationship we have developed with Social Sanctuary, and our friends at Ashmore Park Community Association, as we came together this Summer to fund a Youth Club during the Six Week School Holiday, in a unique partnership. It has been a great success Wednesfield North!” Here is what Social Sanctuary have to say about the project.

The Social Sanctuary Project has been providing sessions for 11- to 18-year-olds throughout the summer, focussing on activities that support the health and wellbeing of our city’s young people.
The activities have been funded partly by Wednesfield North Councillors, Ashmore Park Community Association and funding from the Department for Education Holiday and Food (HAF) programme. Activities include promoting the importance of physical activity through sports and focussing on the importance of good nutrition and food choices, to improve health and mental wellbeing.
Beverley Baxter, Founding Director of the project said: “We are really pleased with how popular the sessions have proved this summer and it’s been great to see how our young people have joined in and got involved in all the activities.
“Our aim has been to provide a safe, chilled space in our local environment in Eastfield and Ashmore Park, where young people can come and meet with their friends and learn about how to feel good and confident about themselves

Full details of all the events and activities taking place as part of Yo! Summer can be found on the website,
Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said: “Our aim is to give children and young people the best start in life, and part of this is to offer support and learning through useful activities and things to do during the summer.
“We are delighted that the Social Sanctuary Project sessions are proving so popular and thanks to all of the local providers, volunteers and organisations that have worked with us to build this huge range of opportunities for our city’s children and young people.”

Images Caption: BACK L-R: Beverley Baxter, Director at Social Sanctuary; Angela Hall, Vice Chair at Ashmore Park Hub; Mia, 13; Councillor Mary Bateman; Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People; Councillor Rita Potter; Ashley Bertie, Former Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner; Kiah Baxter, Director at Social Sanctuary; Councillor Phil Bateman and Agustina Meola, Director at Social Sanctuary. FRONT L-R: Mikey, 11; Lola, 12; Ellie, 11; Rosie, 13 and Cody, 13.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more