Whats Been happening in the Tonypandy Cluster?

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Written by Detached Workers – Lynne Jones & Jane Heath

Llwynypia and Ystrad

Detached Youth Worker now in area of Llwynypia and Ystrad and has been getting to know the area, meeting young people and visiting youth centres that are open to young people.

There are a number of young people within the area that are accessing the provision provided for them but there are a number of things that are going on within your community that you could be involved with:

Whitson Holidayscalling young people interested in mosaic art work!! The Detached Youth Worker, Llys Ben Bowen, Communities First and Bodringallt Youth Centre, along with a group of young people will be participating in a project to design mosaic art work to be displayed on the walls within the ground of Llys Ben Bowen. This project will run Tuesday 1st June, Wednesday 2nd June and Thursday 3rs June, times to be arranged.

Skate Park ‘JAM Project and Graffiti Project’ – three young people are organising and arranging a ‘JAM’ to take place in Ystrad Skate Park in the Summer Holidays. Watch the space for more information on this fun event!

During the Easter Holidays 33 young people participated in a Paintballing activity in Cowbridge Task Force. All young people thoroughly enjoyed this activity and have asked to go again. Watch this space as it may run in the summer!!

Your Detached Youth Worker is always available to you so if there are any projects, trips, activities or information that you want then get in touch!!!

Watch the space as there is a new exciting Summer Activities Programme available to all young people. Your Detached Youth Worker will let you know what trips are running throughout the Summer Holidays!!!

Tonypandy Provision:

Valleys Kids Penygraig open 7 days a week for young people to participate in different activities within the youth centre. Valleys Kids also provide Playscheme opportunities throughout the Holidays Contact Valleys Kids here for more details.

Penygraig Community Project opens every night providing drop-ins and activities, including football and archery on a Friday evening.

Salvation Army Penygraig opens Wednesday evenings for young people.

The Ark Youth Project in Tonypandy opens Wednesday evenings for young people.

Combine House in Tonypandy is back open every Friday evening for young people.

Clydach Youth Club opens Tues – Friday for young people. Clydach Communities First also provides Playscheme opportunities throughout the Holidays. Contact Clydach Communities First for details.

Llwynypia and Ystrad Communities First Provision:

Rhondda Sea Cadets Tuesdays and Thursday for young people aged 10 18 years who want to join (7.30 9pm).

Youth activity night at Ystrad Boys and Girls Club opens every Tuesday for 7 13 year olds (6 8pm).

Ystrad Youth Club Bodringallt Primary opens every Monday and Thursdays for young people 11+ (6.30 9pm).

Playscheme opportunities starting in Whitson Holidays for children and young people aged between 5 and 14 years old. This week will begin on Tuesday 1st June and end Friday 4th June providing various activities. 5 10 year olds from 10am 11.45am and 11 to 14 year olds from 1pm 3pm. Contact Llwynypia and Ystrad Communities First for Details.


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