The Will Mills Youth Centre
Following three years of negotiation with Worcestershire County Council and a year negotiating funding with the National Lottery ‘Reaching Communities’ team, we are delighted to announce that youth provision will again be offered in Bewdley.
The Will Mills Centre
The re-opening of the Youth Centre is a joint project between The William Mills Foundation and The Bewdley School. Thanks to national lottery funding, it is currently being refurbished with a view to opening its doors as a ‘The Will Mills Centre’ during the coming weeks.
The centre will facilitate a variety of programmes and provisions for young people in the Wyre Forest area.
The core activity of the centre will be ‘The Youth Hub’, run on weekday evenings by Katy Thorne, our new Youth Centre Manager. The William Mills Foundation will be offering its ‘Future Steps Programme’ to children from Wyre Forest Schools in the afternoons. This highly innovative bespoke programme has been running with students over the last two years, and the opening of the centre will enable the Foundation to open this offer out to other schools in the area.
The Will Mills Centre will also act as a multi-agency hub during the school day, with access available for a range of services to support young people, including health care, social care and community policing. Once established, it is also intended to offer hire of the facilities at weekends to members of the Bewdley community, for clubs and other activities.
Please watch our social media for further updates in the coming weeks and months.