Who We Are
In 2014 the project almost closed due to lack of funds and volunteers. The Chalford Parish Council came to the rescue and now act as Trustees. Some of the Trustees alongside members of the community, work as a hands on Management Team.
The project was originally founded in 1961 as the Bussage Boy’s Club – A large wooden hut provided recreational space for young males, with changing facilities adjacent to the local football pitch.
By 1974 it’s popularity had grown and it was extended with the addition of a new stone building, with facilities to meet the needs of the wider community. With the rise in equality, girls were now allowed to participate in the youth clubs that were provided.
Also in the 70’s extensive housing development took place in the local area and the project now sits at the edge of a large urban expansion. The resulting population has since grown to almost 7,000 people with an estimated 2,000 children and young people.
In 2001 extensive refurbishment works were carried out, with new roof, football changing rooms and showers, disabled toilets and kitchen. The facilities were renamed as “Frith Youth Centre”.
Youth work has been delivered from the premises in various guises. It has survived through the dedicated support of volunteers and in recent years a handful of part-time paid staff.
Anyone visiting the project says the same thing…
“This place has great potential.”
Chair- Jenny Taylor
Administrator – Bev Roesen
Youth Leader – Vacancy
Treasurer – Rob Young
Other Committee Members – Debbie Young, Ben Morris & Mike Roberts
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