A YOUNG people’s charity has celebrated being awarded a new youth-work tender from Wotton Town Council with a special launch event.

The Door has been given the contract to provide its services in the town for the next three years.

The organisation, which provides community youth-work across the district, already has a track record within Wotton, having worked with the council on a smaller contract for the past 18 months.

Joined by members of the town council, neighbourhood police, young people and members of the community, the team from The Door were able to share their community outreach plan and other youth provision ideas at the event on October 15.

Wotton mayor, Paul Smith said: “We are so pleased with the decision that The Door will be the next youth provider in the community of Wotton-under-Edge.”

Kathleen Hanbury, community youth-work co-ordinator added: “This new opportunity is a chance to find out what the young people really want, not only from youth-workers, but in their community as a whole.”

The Door will be providing three youth club sessions per week, as well as support within Katherine Lady Berkeley school, and also at key times and places around the community.

They also support youth people’s emotional needs through mentoring, and provide a listening ear to parents of adolescents.

The Door already runs community youth-work schemes in Stroud, Stonehouse, Dursley, Cam, North Nibley and Avening – where it ‘aims to promote the concept of a safe space for all 11-18 year olds across each of its centres and clubs’.

Details about The Door available via: thedoor.org.uk