hello there; this website is for the young people of Shildon
we represent the (brilliant!) young people of Shildon
Shildon Youth Council
3 year, 30 week(s), 3 day(s) and 15 hour(s) old, we've already accomplished so much!
And we're nowhere near finished yet! We've just launched our new Community Chest
scheme, and we're actively working to find new projects in the area that we
notice other young people want to be sorted out!
what it is
The Youth Council was set-up by SCYPAN (Shildon's young persons charity) to give children and young people a voice in Shildon. We work closely with Shildon Town Council (as well as anyone else who can help!) to try our best to carry out changes or introduce projects that young people tell us they want.
So far, we've introduced new lighting into the Park, added sidings to preserve the Skate Park and make it safer, helped to organise the Young People's Awards and Shildon Young Voices events.
We've now finally installed our latest project, a "Youth Shelter" in the park; to give young people an enclosed area to relax.
NEW Hackworth Park > Youth Shelter Installed
NEW SYC > Community Chest
Hackworth Park > Skate Ramp Upgrade
Hackworth Park > New Lighting
Youth groups in Shildon can apply for up to £75 from the Youth Council, where their applications will be judged solely by the young people.
Deadline: Applications Closed
Funded by 'Durham County Council's Elected Member Neighbourhood Budget'.
the Shildon Yella. Kids newspaper. By kids. For kids.
... for kids! and it's written about four times a year...
... and it's sent to every home in and around Shildon free of charge!
have a look below if you want to help, or to the right if you wanna download...
we write the yella for free, and use community news and contributions
to do it, but we always need more news and help! you can do this by:
taking a photograph
send us your groups news
coming up with a game/competition
sending us jokes
or any other ideas!
so you want to end us a message?
We'd love to hear about what you think of our work, whether good or bad!
Also, this is where you answer competition questions from the Yella!