Youth Workshop Proposal July 13
From the start of the campaign it was clear that the workshop under the pool would be an ideal spot for a youth workshop alongside the new skatepark. A detailed plan was put together to make it a Bike repair workshop and youth hangout on Friday and Saturday nights, with space to expand the project over the next 10-20 years.
Youth Club and Workshop
A £180,000 skate park is being built beside the building by Midlothian Council. To complement this, our youth really need an inside space. We propose to have a supervised weekend bike repair garage underneath the pool, overlooking the skate park. Supervised by paid bike repair youth workers on a Friday and Saturday night. Youth can fix their bikes, hang out, learn new skills, get out the rain, get warm and be in a safe place.
The Idea for the weekend youth club:
Is to have a place in the garage space under the pool with:
We would like to get funding to run it on a Friday and Saturday night with a paid youth worker and bike repair enthusiasts so the youth have a relaxed informal place to hang out that has an adult presence.
This is just the outline of what could happen. We want this to be youth led as much as possible. If the Community Hub bid is successful then we will immediately get the youth involved with planning and applying for the funds available for this.
Currently a skate park is being built in the location below.