Youth Development Work

Youth development work on Ashmore Park.

Here is the latest information relating to the continuation of the work being undertaken here on Ashmore Park. This builds upon the work started at the end of last year. Following the public meetings the work and play delivered by the Play Rangers into the New Year. 

There is a Summer programme being worked out but it is not yet fully ready for announcement. But activities will take place over the Summer Holidays here in Wednesfield North.

I will inform the community, via my social media sites just as soon as I receive the detail of it.

With regards to a Youth Club I am still pressing City Officials on this and will report, when it becomes clearer. The issues of providing this continually revolve around identifying facilities and searching for resources as always, but the key point is that activity is still being undertaken on this issue.

On an even more positive note, I am informed that the Playhub on Griffith Drive (on the site of the Old Library) will provide activities for children under 8 also during the Summer here on Ashmore Park.

Negotiations are taking place with ‘The Way’ in Wolverhampton about making their facilities for our Youth more reachable. Whilst the detail is yet to be fully agreed, I am gaining confidence that a scheme will be worked out, which will build on a pilot project that is in operation currently in Bilston.This will be aimed at the older youth groups on the estate.

So there is a lot of work being done around the development of youth activities, which will deliver additional benefit for young people here in Ashmore Park and across Wednesfield North.

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