Friday 1st September, 2017

Great Northern News

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Romsey Mill is heading north!

Over the years, Romsey Mill has successfully expanded its work with young people to other parts of Cambridge (such as Arbury and Cherry Hinton) and parts of South Cambridgeshire (like Cambourne, Sawston and Stapleford) where we partner with local grassroots youth organisations.

Romsey Mill’s trustees and management team have also been open to the possibility of delivering youth development work in other parts of the county, particularly Peterborough, another urban environment where young people face similar challenges and issues to those of the young people we currently engage with and support.

And so we are very excited to announce that a new opportunity has emerged for us to deliver youth work in Hampton, in Peterborough.

Hampton is the fastest growing population in the East of England. Established in 1996 with a current population of over 13,000 residents, set to reach over 20,000 in the next decade, it is the area with the highest population of children and families in Peterborough, with the highest birth rate regionally (2011 Census data).

There is a large proportion of social housing (up to 30%); 2 secondary schools, but no local authority open access youth provision.

Romsey Mill’s team have visited the area over the past year, building positive working relationships with Peterborough City Council, and local schools, community groups and churches.

We have been advertising for 2 new youth worker posts in Hampton, to begin work this autumn. At this stage we’re unable to give more details but will be making an  announcement soon!