South Shropshire Youth Forum 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).
With the skate park land being taken over by the local Town Council our involvement has been very limited. Other local partners have taken over the management and consultative work.
The weekly Football project started in 2013 it has offered registered young people aged 15-18 affordable access to the Astro-turf pitch at Teme Leisure. The project finished in May 2018 as the group run the session themselves now.
SSYF also continued to deliver some REACH project activities with pupils from Lacon Childe School. The pupils were involved in practical community projects including work in St Mary’s churchyard.
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. Since the project was set up (2013) the programme has included bird handling, teambuilding activities, bushcraft sessions, exploration of the Clee Hills, working in and exploring a local woodland – which has involved the building of a hunter gatherer camp. In 2016 we secured 2 years funding from the Heritage Lottery (Young Roots programme), this has enabled us to deliver a range of local heritage based activities and outdoor adventure experiences. Last year (2017) 20 young people took part in a range of activities including conservation tasks with Shropshire Wildlife Trust, wildlife photography, climbing and canoeing