What do we know about young people in Cullompton?

  • Approximately 2,500 0-24 year olds live in Cullompton

Third sector agencies working in Cullompton

  • Citizens Advice
  • Snowdrop
  • Kids who Care
  • Culm Valley Children’s Centre Young Parents
  • DYS offers support for YP Transition Library Group
  • Inter-generational work at the John Tallack Centre (public sector funded)
  • Culm Valley Young Farmers
  • Bradninch Volulntary Youth Club Willand Youth Club
  • Church Faith Clubs in Uffculme & Cullompton

Public sector agencies working in Cullompton

  • John Tallack Centre
  • Willand Youth Centre
  • Cullompton & Uffculme Arm Cadets
  • Cullumpton St. John Ambulance
  • Majorettes Bradninch & Cullompton Cricket Club
  • Sports Centre & Padbrook

Following face to face feedback from Devon Youth Service Staff and comments on the web site the information on this page has been updated.


4 comments on “Cullompton

  1. Linda Holloway |

    The work done by Clare Tucker and her team in the Culm Valley is superb and has been built on many years experience, knowledge of the area and our young people’s needs, abilities and aspirations. Any further cuts in this sector will result in a ripples being felt throughout the community; work with our young people is the foundation and needs to be maintained and supported. Please do not desert our young people.

    The short (2 days) notice given for the Open Events meant that people did not know about the meetings in time; many had other commitments and there was insufficient time to pass the information to the rest of community. Posting comments on a website is not the same as a meeting where information can be presented, questions can be asked, and the discussion results in more informed views. Mid Devon District Councillors have asked for event dates to be reorganised with at least 2 weeks notice but we have yet to hear a response.

    DCC Cabinet asked for a ‘THOROUGH REVIEW’ – but it can’t be a thorough review when the dates for the consultation events were so poorly managed. I hope Cabinet Members will bear this in mind when they debate the issue – There has not been proper, transparent and informed public consultation, so please do not make decisions until you have real feedback from properly arranged public meetings.

  2. Dominic Bennett |

    Hi i am a young person who go to youth club in Cullompton and also i am a senior member volunteer at the john tallack centre. I think youth club is very important for them because if they had a bad day at school or college or if they have a family problem. they can come to youth club to have fun and if they want to talk to someone about it the youth worker will listen to them and help them to try to fix the problem if they want to. if we dont have it in the future.I think they will only bottle it up it is nice to talk to someone about it.
    to stop them getting in the trouble.young people come to youth club to have fun with friends and to make new friends and get a advice if they need it.
    i think young people should have a voice about the cuts in ther service

  3. Jackie Milton |

    Living and working as a youth worker in Cullompton. I have personally witnessed the impact the youth service has had on the lives of some many young people including my son. Feeling safe, listen to and not judged they chose the youth service to assess advice, knowledge and information to gain them the skills in becoming active members of our society, most were not targeted young people.
    The new proposal saddens me, working in a youth session this week i looked at the young people attending many would not have been targeted young people, but still do need the youth service and somewhere to go.
    With professional training youth workers encourage and support young people to become more confident, build self-esteem, feel safe to socialize and support them to develop strategies for managing their feelings through difficult and risky situations. All are vital skills for young people to have gained as they appoach their adult lives.
    The Goverment aim is to make ALL young people feel, belong and become active members of their communities and society.
    My questions are : How in Cullompton will non-targeted young people when they have no where to go? and why when what they value has been taken away?
    Please listen to ALL young people! They are our future!

  4. Clare Tucker |

    I am the Area Youth Worker for the Culm Valley and based at the John Tallack Centre, the only Youth Centre as far as I am aware and the only public sector youth centre. I made the team aware of this at the engagement day but this information is still inaccurate and may slant opinion of the needs of the Culm Valley. Please be clear about what universal and targeted means, I don’t think this is evident. The Youth Work process through the universal offer is usually used to target work with specific groups and individuals by offering opportunities and activities to promote positive outcomes in a generic setting with some of the most vulnerable young people in our areas. I am not familiar with Snowdrop but have looked at their website and understand it as a charity that has a therapeutic offer for children and young people with brain injuries and other conditions. When providing information about what is on offer for children and young people in Cullompton is the motivation to establish the need for a Public Sector Youth Service? If that is so then surely it would make more sense to ask if there is existing provision that negates the need. The information about existing services in the areas would have been easily established by request through the Area Youth Workers instead of the post it exercises at the engagement day. To provide the best for our young people we need to keep our fingers on the pulse and that includes knowledge of what exists for them in their areas, whether it is sporting, uniformed, voluntary youth clubs, faith based, we support young people to get the most out of their communities and put as much back into their communities as they can.