Young people enjoying a summer of fun in the Aber Valley

11th August 2023

Children and young people in the Aber Valley in Caerphilly are being kept busy this summer with a programme of events run by the Senghenydd Youth Drop In Centre (Sydic).

They have been able to take part in music, art and animation workshops, and join trips to bowling, laser tag, ice skating and Ninja Warrior.

The sessions aim to give young people something positive to take part in over the summer holidays and help keep them away from possible anti-social behaviour.

Matthew Thorne, senior youth worker, said: "Thanks to funding from the community council we have been able to put on a range of events and activities during the summer holidays.

"We want to give young people something to look forward to over the summer, opportunities to try something new and have fun with their friends.”

Sydic currently receives support towards its youth provision from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent’s community fund.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert said: "It is fantastic to see these great opportunities being put on for young people in the Aber Valley, and that the young people are engaging well.

“We have supported Sydic for a number of years and the team are a real asset to the community, helping to support many vulnerable young people.”

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s community fund is currently open to applications. For more information visit the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent website.