SSYF’s work in Ludlow over the 2016/17 period included the delivery of the fourth year of the Rockspring garden project. 

After a gap the Detached sessions also started in May 2017. With support from Wesley’s Church the cafe was made available for young people to drop-in. Volunteers from the Church have also volunteered on cafe sessions, which were open between September and April.  

Weekly Detached sessions are being delivered throughout the Summer, with the cafe due to reopen in September 2018. 

Craven Arms

SSYF have been very active in Craven Arms. For many years they have been delivering successful diversionary projects such as the Green team, the Cricket project and a youth club. 

Since 2016 approximately 40 young people aged 9-18 participated on football and sports activities organised by SSYF.

Free café/drop-in sessions are being delivered with approximately 15-20 young people attending each week.

Diversionary/holiday based activities took part in 2016/17 due to young people being successful in a bid to Shropshire NHS ‘Everybody Active’.  

A NEW volunteer project was started in April 2018 enabling young people to work on practical tasks at the Shropshire Hills Discovery centre.

Church Stretton

With the backing of the Town Council, Shropshire Hills AoNB and support from the National Trust and other local partners the Youth Forum has been running a programme of activities called ‘Taste for Adventure’. The basic premise of the programme is to get young people from the area to get actively involved and connected to the physical environment. 

From 2017 we will see pupils from Church Stretton School participate in an alternative curriculum REACH project working alongside staff from the National Trust and representatives from Church Stretton Town Council. 

Cleobury & the surrounding area

SSYF has delivered many successful projects in Cleobury over the years including a detached project, Friday football sessions and a steering group of young people actively involved in campaigning for better skate park facilities (Skate Park Committee).

In the Clee area, the Clee Young Rangers continues to provide opportunities for those who live in more rural areas to get involved in practical and recreational activities. 

Bishop’s Castle

SSYF delivered its first project for many years in Bishop’s Castle. The project was delivered in partnership with Caring For God’s Acre, with pupils from Bishop’s Castle Community College. The project was funded through the Sharing Heritage programme run by the Heritage Lottery and started in September 2017… read on about work in Bishop’s Castle.