The 3 Edgbaston Ward Councillors have supported (through our Community Chest money) the Youth Club which is held at the Church Of The Redeemer on the Waterworks Estate. A picture of the opening of the club features in the banner at the top of this blog.
This year we are funding a new venture on the Benmore Estate. This time, because there is no suitable premises on the estate for a Youth Club, we have provided funding for a Youth Bus (which operates in the Hall Green constituency on other nights) to come to the Benmore Estate on a Wednesday evening.
Last Wednesday, the second week of the venture, Cllr Hutchings and I went down to visit the Youth Bus. It is equipped with tables and chairs, board games, a large screen and sofas.
The bus is staffed by qualified Youth Workers and PCSOs, including Martin (pictured) who has had such success with the club at the Church of the Redeemer. Let’s hope the Benmore Youth Club takes off in the same way!