Abergavenny young people’s centre receives boost from High Sheriff

24th May 2023

The 7Corners Centre in Abergavenny has received £5,000 from the Gwent High Sheriff’s Community Fund.

The centre opens its doors to young people five days a week and will use the money to support its youth provision.

As well as regular film and activity nights the centre is a safe space where young people can get help and support.

Volunteers also run outreach sessions with young people in nearby Bailey Park where there have been incidents of antisocial behaviour. They offer them food, hot drinks and listen to their concerns.

Ange Sampson, centre manager, said: "This funding couldn't have come at a better time. We lost our regular income stream, from renting out rooms in the centre, due to the pandemic. Now people are used to doing meetings online there is no longer a demand for this service.

"This money will help us to continue to be there for the young people that need us most."

The Gwent High Sheriff’s Fund aims to provide a safer and better quality of life for people in Gwent by supporting projects that help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner contributes £65,000 to the High Sheriff's fund.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert said: "I am pleased that we have been able to support the 7Corners Centre and the good work the team are doing to reduce antisocial behaviour in Abergavenny."