Good response to summer play scheme
August 26, 2020
Cramlington Town Council is delighted with the response to a summer play scheme they supported with a £5000 donation.
The scheme was developed by the council’s Youth Network Coordinator and was run by Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project.
Prior to the play sessions starting, COVID-19 safe practice training was delivered in the community which focused on the difference between centre-based sessions and outreach activities and the sessions complied with government guidance.
During the planning phase the Youth Network Coordinator helped to coordinate the project and linked up with CVYP to identify community need and key locations.
So far over 150 young people have attended 16 sessions over a period of 4 weeks.
The scheme was held at locations in Beacon Hill, Alexandra Park, Mayfield, East Hartford and East Field.
The play schemes have also benefited from the acquisition of activity and sports packs by the council’s Youth Network Coordinator and these have been distributed to youngsters and groups through the CVYP network.
The project also gained support from the Hope Centre Food Bank who supplied packed lunches to those attending.
In previous years the council had given a donation to the play schemes run by Active Northumberland at Concordia but they are not taking place because of the coronavirus pandemic.
By giving the play scheme financial support Cramlington Town Council has been able to continue with its aim of supporting youth provision in the town.