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East City News YARDLEY: Youngsters urged to take part in scheme.

Byline: By Emma Cullwick ..HDLN: Community HQ delight

A NEW community centre for youngsters in east Birmingham could be on the cards.

Workers at the Yardley Community Development Trust, which was set up last September to boost services for young people, said they hoped to set up a facility in the constituency as soon as possible.

Trust chairman Eddie Currall said: "At the moment we hardly have any community facilities for young people in Yardley.

"We're working with a group of young people to try and develop services for them.

"It will mean they will have the services they want and they will play a key role in delivering them.

"They are working with us to look at plans to try to either get a piece of land to develop a centre on or to convert a building which isn't being used."

Mr Currall said he hoped the facility would be used by young and old alike.

"It wouldn't be solely for young people," he said. "We want the community to come together.

"We did a couple of surveys recently, one of younger people and another of older people, and received very interesting results.

"It showed it's not just older people who fear crime. All generations want the same things and having a centre to join them together should help build relations."

The trust also urged artistic youngsters to explore their creative sides in a competition, which could bag them pounds 100.

Anyone aged under 19 can enter a contest to create a logo for the trust which reflect its work and the issues affecting Yardley.

The closing date for entries is next Thursday, February 22, and they can be sent to YCDT, 50 Newells Road, Sheldon, Birmingham B25 2HD.

More information is available by e-mailing YCDT@hotmail.co.uk.

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