It’s been a very busy couple of months with PYA members busy supporting town council events as well as making plans for their next campaign work.

This term we have held 4 monthly meetings where we have discussed a range of issues affecting young people in Penarth. PYA members have decided to focus on litter in Penarth following on from conversations with young people.



Teddy Bear Day Picnic 9th September. PYA members had the opportunity to support Penarth Mayors Teddy Day Bear Picnic event which raised funds for the mayor’s chosen charities, Penarth Lifeboats and Action for Children. PYA Members supported by helping set up the event including the music system. The event provided PYA members with the opportunity to engage with residents on issues affecting young people in Penarth. They also shared ideas for activities to run at the Cwrt Y Vil MUGA opening ceremony.




On the 4th October Penarth Youth Action members planned celebration event for the community to mark the opening of the new multi-use games area in Cwrt Y Vil. The event provided the opportunity for young people to take part in football and basketball tasters, there was live music, smores and hot chocolate. Young people that attended the event were asked what they liked and didn’t like about with Penarth, with many suggesting that litter was a problem in some areas. PYA members would like to thank everyone that attended the event and will investigate some of the litter issues raised.

Tiona Ross, Penarth Youth Action member said: “We would like to thank you everyone coming to the event.

“We really appreciated the support of PYA to start this MUGA project and the support of others to help get it done.

“We are really please this is finally open so the community can come together and enjoy spending time over sports.”

The site was identified by Penarth Youth Action Group as one they would like to see enhanced following a consultation the group undertook and provided to the Vale of Glamorgan Council.




It was a busy month for PYA members supporting local community events, providing lots of opportunities to make a positive contribution in their local area.

On the 4th November PYA members supported the mayor’s tabletop sale and coffee morning event at the Paget rooms. The proceeds of the event were used to fundraise for the mayor’s charities Penarth Lifeboats and Action for Children.


PYA Chair had the opportunity to take part in the Remembrance Sunday Parade laying a wreath and paying his respects. It was a great opportunity and a honour to be there.


PYA members had a stall at the Christmas Light Turn on event on the 20th of November where they were able to continue some of their litter consultation. Members all agreed that the event was one of their highlights of the term. Fundraising for the mayor’s charity, running interactive games, and supporting a local community event.




November finished off with Chair and Vice Chair of PYA supporting the Mayor with the judging of the art and poetry competition for her Christmas Cards. Both members found the opportunity to be interesting, seeing and judging the high quality of work from different primary school pupils.


December provided PYA members with opportunities to develop more of their campaign work. On the 2nd December members attended the Ty Hafan Youth Advisory Board Meeting to discuss some of their accessibility work and to find out more about barriers that young people present. There were some positive conversations made around park access and PYA members are keen to develop a collaborative piece of work with members of the youth advisory board. Members found the meeting insightful.


PYA finished the month by holding a task group meeting at Penarth Library to develop their litter campaign work. The final monthly meeting in December provided members with the opportunity to recognise some young people achievements, volunteering hour certificates were presented at the meeting as well as interview skill training and food hygiene training. A massive well done to PYA members for all your hard work these last few months. We look forward to the new year, making a positive difference in our local community.