A YOUTH project which works across the Stroud district is set to extend its services to Wotton under Edge.

The Door has been awarded the contract to provide youth work services in the town for the next three years, starting from September.

The Door already runs community youth-work schemes in Stroud, Stonehouse, Dursley, Cam, Wotton, 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'.

Business development director, Barrie Voyce, said: “At The Door, ‘safe spaces’ doesn’t just mean a youth or community centre somewhere in town, it is much more a philosophy of how we engage with young people.

"Whether we’re meeting them on the streets, in their schools, or anywhere else, The Door’s youth workers create the feeling of safety and security which enables young people to be open and honest about their lives and challenges.

"We’re delighted that Wotton Town Council recognise the value of our work, and look forward to working further with them.”

Wotton-under-Edge mayor, Cllr Paul Smith said that he and the rest of the town council are looking forward to working together to provide the very best service for the young people of the town.

Information about opening hours for The Door’s youth clubs, targeted work, and family support can be found on their website thedoor.org.uk or on social media by searching for @thedoorstroud