Sue Mountstevens, Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, will give a keynote speech at an exciting event aimed at improving opportunities for young people and providing help and advice for volunteers working with young people in South Somerset.
The South Somerset Community Youth Networking event takes place on Wednesday 22 May at the Davis Hall in West Camel and will be organised by the Youth Opportunities Group. This group includes representatives from statutory agencies, local charities, local churches and young people who meet to tackle issues relating to young people and look at ways to make their lives better.
Zara Scott-Davies, Senior Youth & Community Worker for Somerset County Council said, “The aim of the networking event is to enable all different types of providers, voluntary groups, local authority representatives and local councils to meet, and discuss how to sustain and develop youth provision on a local level.
“The evening gives us time to celebrate some of the excellent youth work that is happening in the area, develop contacts and support and listen to the views of the new Police and Crime Commissioner on youth in our society.”
Cllr Sylvia Seal, South Somerset’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Culture said, “This event should really help anyone working with young people in South Somerset. The opportunity to share good practice and knowledge about funding as well as the chance to hear the thoughts of Sue Mountstevens should make this a very worthwhile event.”
Places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Anyone that would like to attend should contact Angela Derry on 01823 349852 or email [email protected]