AFC Saturday Youth Club & Parent/Carer consultation

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Action for Children Saturday Youth Club will be running EVERY Saturday from 8th February 2014 (except during school holidays).

The Youth Club currently runs fortnightly and offers a variety of activities for 4-18 year olds on a Saturday from 9.15am-1pm. Places need to be booked and AFC cannot guarantee a place if less than 2 weeks notice is given. Only 2 bookings can be placed at a time.

For further information or to book a place please contact AFC on 01743 344696.

Consultation meetings

AFC have organised parent/carer consultation meetings to discuss plans for their upcoming playschemes, day trips and residential trips over the next 12 months. The consultation meetings will take place on the following days:

  • Tuesday 4th March, 1pm at The Willows, 49 Reabrook Avenue, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, SY3 7PZ.
  • Wednesday 5th March, 9.30am at The Willows (address above).
  • Wednesday 5th March, 6pm at Belle Vue Youth Club, Rocke Street, Shrewsbury. SY3 7PY.

If you are unable to make the consultation meetings but would like to provide AFC with your thoughts and any ideas please contact them on 01743 344696.

Consultation on activities for young people in Shropshire

Shropshire Council logoShropshire Council and its partners are considering how to best shape and provide activities in the future for young people aged 10 to 19 and up to 25 for those with learning disabilities.

Public services are changing with more emphasis on working in local communities. There is also more emphasis on involving young people in developing services. Shropshire Council and its partners want to make sure that as many young people as possible can take part in youth activities in their own area. Shropshire Council believes that youth activities should be enjoyable and useful to young people’s development.

By youth activities Shropshire Council mean things to do outside of school, at the weekends and in the holidays. For example; activities like youth clubs, sports/games clubs, art activities, Scout activities and many others.

Seeking the views of a broad range of interested parties is a critical part of this. Shropshire Council want to hear from young people, their parents & carers, existing & potential providers (in-house and external), activities staff & volunteers, Shropshire Council members, and others that the Council work with in partnership.

To respond to this consultation and to find out further information please click on the following link:

The consultation will close on the 31st March 2014.

The Perry Riding Group – new centre study

RDA logo for Perry RidingThe Perry Riding, Driving & Vaulting Group are gaining information from individuals, families and groups to complete a study regarding the proposed new ‘Cavalier Centre’ near Much Wenlock.

Information gathered will help them in their efforts to create a new riding centre that will provide more varied opportunities and cater for more children and adults with disabilities or additional needs than they are currently able to.

As well as horse related opportunities they are also looking to create a specialist outdoor activity playground, an indoor soft play area and training kitchens to support skills development.

The Perry Riding, Driving & Vaulting Group would appreciate your time in completing their questionnaire. For further information about the proposed new ‘Cavalier Centre’ and to complete the questionnaire please click here.

Shropshire Short Breaks – Where do we go from here?

Shropshire Council logoHow can Short Breaks contribute to the future development of your child?


Shropshire Parent Carer Council (PACC) and Shropshire Council are jointly hosting a meeting for parents and carers to share their thoughts on the development of Short Breaks for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs in Shropshire.

We know that Short Breaks are important in supporting families to continue to provide care for their children with disabilities or additional needs and that they offer important opportunities for young people to increase their confidence, social skills, independence and to have fun.

PACC logoPACC have kindly volunteered to organise the meeting. If you would like to attend or would like further information about the conference please contact PACC on: or ring on 0845 601 2205.

Venue: Central Baptist Church, Shrewsbury Town Centre (SY1 1QG)

9.30am for 10am start – 2.30pm finish

Refreshments including lunch will be provided.

‘All In’ Easter & Whitsun Playscheme

All In logoAfter receiving some very competitive applications to provide the ‘All In’ Easter and Whitsun playschemes we are delighted to confirm that Action for Children Shropshire Activity Support have been the successful applicant.

Action for Children SAS Team will deliver the Easter and Whitsun playschemes and would like to invite Parents/carers to an Easter playscheme consultation meeting being held on Tuesday 12th February at 2pm at:
The Willows, 49 Reabrook Avenue, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, SY3 7PZ.

This meeting is an important opportunity for anyone who is unaware or uncertain of SAS to meet the team who will be organising the playschemes and for SAS to explain in greater detail the way they will manage the playschemes, and to answer any queries parents/carers may have. It will give parents/carers the opportunity to have direct input into what will be offered during the Easter playscheme.

Please contact Debbie or Mandie on 01743 344696 to confirm your attendance.

AFC logo The Easter Playscheme dates are:
Tuesday 2nd April – Friday 12th April (weekdays only)
Based at The Priory School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9EE