PONTYBEREM community is coming together to create an inclusive youth club for young people aged 11-25.

Young people in Pontyberem are set to benefit from a new youth club coming to Pontyberem. The youth club will be set up by a community group under the banner “Clwb Ieuenctid Pontyberem” and is working towards a purpose use building in a few years’ time.

The community of Pontyberem have been drawn together to address the need of young people in Pontyberem with the expertise and drive to enable young people to have somewhere they can go.

Clwb Ieuenctid Pontyberem will be a hub for young people to relax, explore who they are, gain new skills and help the community.

Steve Sellers, Project Leader said: “I moved to Pontyberem and fell in love with it. What surprised me was how the community comes together for the betterment of each other. What surprised me was the lack of Youth Facilities in Pontyberem and the surrounding communities”

Liam Bowen, Community and County Councillor is supporting this new drive and is taking a co-lead with Steve to ensure that young people get the service they need:

“When elected last year as the youngest County Councillor in the history of Carmarthenshire, I pledged to do my utmost to improve services and opportunities for young people in Pontyberem, and Carmarthenshire as a whole.

“Having discussed this idea with Steve Sellers, I was inspired by his experience and the care he has for young people in Carmarthenshire.

“Steve has had the vision after speaking to members of the community and I am really excited about the plans that are coming out. Young People are truly amazing and can achieve outstanding results when they are giving the support and facilities to do so.

“This is what we are now working towards and I hope more members of the community will come on board to support Clwb Ieuenctid Pontyberem”

Clwb Ieuenctid Pontyberem is now entering the planning stage with a follow up meeting taking place sometime before Christmas but they will be trialling a few days in February half term where young people can take part in activities and speak to qualified youth workers about what they want.

Steve added: “This venture will only work if young people get behind it and say what they want. Young People have some key rights but what they don’t realise is their voice carries weight much more than anyone else’s”

Clwb Ieuenctid Pontyberem is looking for community members to join their committee and help get this venture off the ground.

For more information contact Steve Sellers, Project Leader via email at pontyberemyouthclub@gmail.com or through joining the Facebook Group Clwb Ieuenctid Pontyberem.

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