We have recently experienced an increase in violence in our local community and beyond in London, especially with regards to knife crime.
We would like to work with local community volunteers, the council, the police and the Green Lanes businesses and explore a way of starting a youth provision in Palmers Green modelled on other youth provision centres across the borough (such as Southgate, Edmonton, Ponders End) where youth can initially go on a Friday after school, between 3.30pm and 6pm. We are hoping that this will give youngsters a safe place to go to after school and we are hoping to offer activities that will help them to grow into young leaders and responsible adults. We are also hoping to form a male mentoring circle to reach vulnerable young men.
This is not about creating vigilantes against gang crime or the youth. There is less money going into youth centres, therefore we would like to offer the use of our halls at St John’s Church to create a resource centre. People can play a vital part in keeping their community safe and vibrant. You are all important members of the community and St John’s would like to invite you to join us in our vision to create this youth provision.
If you would like to offer any of the following, please get in touch with us:
- volunteering for helping with sessions
- providing activities for the youth (drama sessions, dance sessions etc)
- providing food eg if you are a local business
- help with administration for this project
- help with applying for grants to help the financial aspect of this project
- help with any financial management of this project
If there is any help you know you can provide, we would love to hear from you! Email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org