Recent problems with anti social behaviour have led to an increased effort to provide the younger people in the town with more opportunities to engage in constructive activities rather than hanging around ‘with nothing to do’.
The community has worked together to obtain funding for a new Youth Shelter, a Multi-Use games area, Climbing Bloqqx and a soon to be built Urban Art Wall. The Youth Workers, Church youth workers and Police Community Support Officers engage with the young people on a regular basis and have greatly improved the communication. A Youth Forum has recently been established covering the southern area.
Areas for Action
Place Survey 08/09. Although improvements have been made there is there is a desire to see more provision for young people. Residents in Filey identified activities for teenagers as the highest priority for things that needed improving. Young people should be involved in developing services that meet their needs. Informal provision and tolerance of young people who may just wish to meet together and not be part of a formal group or activity. This could include youth café type provision. Promote intergenerational opportunities that bring together older and young people to improve relationships between the generations. Introduce young person’s champion on the Town Council.
3g) Sport, Leisure and Open Space
Filey is rightly proud of it’s parks and open spaces. A dedicated team of gardeners from Scarborough Borough Council maintain the gardens to a very high standard, and we also have an active Friends of Filey Parks Group and Filey in Bloom group. The Bloom Group consistently gain recognition in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition, while the Friends of Parks have worked hard to gain a Green Flag for Glen and Crescent Gardens. Numerous projects have taken place over the years to improve the environment and at present plans are being made for major re-development of the Country Park. The Filey Brigg Ornithological Group oversees the Dams Nature reserve and wildlife areas of the Country Park, with the latter aiming towards designation as a Local Nature Reserve.
Residents in Filey have higher than the Borough average levels of satisfaction with parks and open spaces. Place Survey 08/09.
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