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Barry Youth Action

Who are we?

A group of young people aged 11-18 who represent the views of young peolpe in Barry.
We represent schools, youth clubs, youth organisations and their peers.
We believe that young people have a right to be involved in making decisions that affect them nd their communities.

What we do.

We work closely with Barry Town Council and support Barry Town Mayor's charities. We work with local decision-makers to make sure young people's views are taken seriously. We organise and get involved in different projects to improve Barry for young people such as fundraising for charities, supporting community events, improving parks and much more.

More information can be found at www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/youth_service/Youth-Participation/Youth-Action-Groups and you can email us at valeyouthaction@gmail.com

Facilities in the Town

There are a number of groups located in Barry catering for local teenagers and pre-teens. 

The uniformed organisations are well represented in Barry. These include the Scouts, the Guides, the Air Training Corps and numerous others, all of which have local headquarters around the Town. Many sports clubs and societies have youth sections, including the local cricket, football, martial arts, rugby and swimming clubs. Amateur dramatics are also a key pastime in Barry, including ‘Billboard’ and the Barry Arts Centre, both of whom encourage young people to join and participate. These are not the only voluntary groups to welcome youth participation, indeed most local sporting, artistic and culturally orientated groups provide for and welcome young people.

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) is an independent charity and has a flourishing membership of voluntary and community organisations active in the Vale of Glamorgan.  We help to improve the quality of life of people and communities by supporting volunteers, volunteering opportunities and voluntary groups. More information can be found at www.gvs.wales



The Skate Park

The Skate ParkOne of the most significant facilities to have been provided in recent times for young people locally was completed and formally opened in 2007. The Richard Taylor Memorial Skateboard Park is a magnificent skate park constructed at The Knap Gardens, planned and project-managed by Mrs Gaynor Taylor, mother of former European in-line skating champion Richard Taylor. Richard was tragically killed in a freak accident near his home in 2004, aged just 23. This facility is a worthy and lasting legacy to a talented young man, and speaks volumes for his parents and his former peers from all over the UK. There is also a skate park at the Pencoedtre Park Skateboard Park in St. Brides Way, Barry.
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