Youth Space for Cumberland Basin area in Bristol

What are the best ACE collaborations with young people in 2013 in the UK?

Skaters and other locals are responding to calls from young people in Hotwells and Cliftonwood for a skatepark and we’ve linked with like minded skaters in Southville. We looking at 2 flyover spaces: The Cumberland Piazza & a space adjacent to the festival way path and pump track. We want to link up to develop safe and accessible spaces. Cumberland Piazza will target kids aged 8-14 but we hope to create spaces for kids of all ages, even 40+!

In recent years funding to youth services has been radically cut and I wonder whether the kinds of projects we used to deliver with multiple statutory and voluntary stakeholders, led by the voices of young people and exploring ideas through creativity still happen? I now live in an affluent area with no statutory youth services and I’m a trustee for the local community association HCCA. We are about to embark on a project to get a wheels park instigated, responding to years of requests from local young people and it’s be a great help to know what’s out there.

  • Can you tell me of any successful projects you know about?
  • Do you know of a good funding source for projects combing arts and sports?
  • Do you live in Cliftonwood, Hotwells, Southville and would like to get involved?

Visit ACE Project page for details of successful past approaches. Braodway Fileds, A Space for Youth video is an example of encouraging ‘broad’ ideas with communities.

This video shows a lot of views of locals. It’s long and scruffy but honest http://vimeo.com/76869257

Have you any useful links to share?

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