Successful project helps inform young people what’s on

The Cheviot Centre in Wooler.
The Cheviot Centre in Wooler.

The Glendale Gateway Trust is delighted with the success of the Engaging Glendale project, which was launched in May across the area.

Engaging Glendale is a project which aims to inform young people of social and physical activities available to them.

Collaborative work between the Trust and Newcastle University, whose Open Lab developed the digital screens and software to update the content, has allowed greater use of resources and efficiency in the way the content is created and uploaded to the screens.

Funded partly by an Awards for All grant, the project has seen screens located in The Northern Trader Country Store, Milfield; The Village Shop in Cornhill; Lavender Tearooms Etal; the Youth Drop-In and Glendale Middle School in Wooler; the Village Shop, Lowick; Breeze café on Wooler High Street; and in the Cheviot Centre, Wooler.

A need for the scheme was established through research completed as part of the Stayin’ Alive project, which explored young people’s experience of living in Glendale.

Results showed there were limited recreational opportunities and people knew little about how to participate in community activities.

Project officer Gemma Douglas said: “I am delighted to be delivering this project across Glendale.

“The project will help to remove barriers young people of Glendale face when trying to access information and communicate with others in their locality, in particular due to lack of internet access.

“Information hubs are located in places which are easy to view, providing access to jobs, training, housing, activities, events and services.”

For further details, contact Gemma by sending an email to cheviotcentre@wooler.org.uk or calling 01668 282412.