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Almost a year after detached youth workers left Thatcham’s streets they are back in a brand new scheme commissioned by Thatcham Town Council.

The tri-part project sees Thatcham Town Council, Berkshire Youth and Inspired Young People’s Project join forces to bring specialist youth workers back to the streets of Thatcham to provide street based support for young people.

Detached youth work is based around developing purposeful relationships with young people in public spaces such as parks, shelters or on the streets. They engage young people and work with them to enhance their life chances and to help them contribute to their community, they provide appropriate information and advice to vulnerable young people.

Thatcham Town Council has funded the provision of detached youth work in Thatcham for many years, funding the Thatcham Detached Youth Project which ran for over 30 years until closing in 2017 when the project ran into difficulty with maintaining the long-term employment of its staff, a service previously provided by West Berkshire Council.  It was following this that Thatcham Town Council entered into negotiations with Berkshire Youth to see how they could help provide the service going forward.

Having launched in the new year, Inspired Young People’s Project can be found around the town on Friday and Saturday evenings.

With a desire to grow the team, Thatcham Town Council would like to hear from qualified youth workers interested in detached work.  Contact us on 01635 863592 or email: enquiries@thatchamtowncouncil.gov.uk

Detached Youth Workers return to Thatcham Streets!

Almost a year after detached youth workers left Thatcham’s streets they are back in a brand new scheme commissioned by Thatcham Town Council. The tri-part project sees Thatcham Town Council, Berkshire Youth and Inspired Young People’s Project join forces to bring specialist youth workers back to the streets of Thatcham to provide street based support … more

Nominate now for a Civic Award

It’s time to start thinking about Civic Awards and publicly acknowledging those fabulous people that do something amazing for Thatcham’s Community. We want to give them the recognition they deserve, plus a rather smart gold badge, presented by the Mayor at Thatcham’s Annual Town Meeting. If you know someone that does something amazing for Thatcham’s … more

Thatcham Town Council is recruiting!

Thatcham Town Council is recruiting for the following two positions: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER – SERVICES PART-TIME – 19.5 hours per week £17,972 per annum, pro-rata Duties: To act as receptionist and provide administrative support in respect of community assets.  To provide support as necessary to the Services Manager and generally assist in the efficient running of the Office. … more

Town Mayor of Thatcham’s swimming challenge

The Mayor of Thatcham, Councillor Ellen Crumly, has set herself the challenge of swimming 33km in her local pool. The distance is the width of the English Channel from Dover to Cap Gris Nez. The Mayor started the challenge in early November and aims to complete this in a total of 12 weeks. With 4 weeks … more

Town Council Offices closed until the New Year

The Council Offices will be closed from 4.30pm on Friday 22nd December and will reopen at 8.30am Tuesday 2nd January. If there is an emergency please call 07583 147 525. You might need to leave a message but an Officer will be checking this number.

A warm welcome despite the snow

On Sunday 10th December the Town Mayor of Thatcham, Councillor Ellen Crumly, hosted the annual Civic Carol Service at St Mary’s Church. The overnight snowfall and continuing low temperatures did see a reduction in the number of visitors. Those who did brave the elements were rewarded with joyful singing from the church choir and delightful … more

Public Consultation – London Road Cemetery

West Berkshire SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) are undertaking a project to develop a unique memorial garden.  The proposed site is at London Road Cemetery in Thatcham, next to the existing section for babies, and your views are invited.  The design is available to download below. The consultation is open for 6 weeks, from … more

The Mayors’ Christmas Card Competition

See your Christmas creation in print! Cllr Ellen Crumly, Town Mayor of Thatcham sends out a lot of Christmas cards each year and this year she challenges the public to design the card that she will send out. She is hoping that people will be inspired to get their creative juices going and come up … more

Thatcham Remembrance Parade 2017

Thatcham’s annual Remembrance Sunday Parade, organised by Thatcham Town Council, will take place on Sunday 12th November 2017. Thatcham’s War Memorial is located adjacent to the main A4 road near the junctions with Brownsfield Road and Green Lane. The A4 will be closed between Park Lane and the Catholic Church from 10.30am until 12noon with … more

Trick or Treat on Thatcham Market

On Friday 27th October something spooky came to Thatcham Market! All the stalls were decorated with Halloween decorations with many of the stallholders dressed up in their spookiest costumes and as well as their usual market produce on offer they also had items for sale perfect for anyone hosting or attending a Halloween party that … more

Thatcham Christmas Lights Switch On – stallholder bookings open

This year’s Thatcham Christmas Lights Switch On event will take place on Friday 1st December we have already confirmed that there will be donkeys, donuts, and Santa in his Sleigh courtesy of the Lions Club of Newbury. We are currently looking for charities and not-for-profit groups to have a fundraising stall at the event. They … more

Creepy Crawly Fun on the Broadway

Bugs & Butterflies was the theme as Fun on the Broadway returned to Thatcham on Thursday 31st August. Children embraced the idea by dressing up in costumes ranging from ladybirds to spidermen and two lucky girls dressed as a ladybird and butterfly came joint first in the Fancy Dress competition judged by the Town Mayor … more

 

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