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Improving Young People’s Lives

Produced by East Hampshire District Council in conjunction with East Hampshire Youth Council

Issue 24

© Wheelscape Skateparks 2010

Petersfield Skate park

INSIDE: News and reviews Student protests The King’s Arms and more

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WELCOME!

Improvi ng Youn g Peopl e’s Live s

Hello and happy new year from East Hants Youth Council!

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Welcome to another jam-packed edition of Screamin’ out Loud!

TV:Gear – new series Top

of

a new series the gang return in Jeremy Clarkson and with their latest companion of the hit show, along the new Stig.

by Ben and the King’s

he over a dispute in which After the old Stig left of the show in his biography, fans revealed his identity series, but to expect in the new were not sure what recruit to the new year the latest in the first show of his debut and crash helmet made don the white suit showing the fastest lap record appearance, smashing of living she) is more than capable viewers that he (or set by the old Stig. up to the standards

Arms

: Album Hooligans Mars Do-Wops & Bruno

Bruno Mars’ debut songwriter and producer, song writing Already a respected mixture of beautiful & Hooligans – is a if album – Do-Wops chilling out to (especially which is perfect for and and catchy melodies, writing love songs He is really good at although your feeling heartbroken!). album easy listening, singing makes the as his relaxed style of side to Bruno; such show us a more aggressive some of the tracks B.o.B. Cee Lo Green and ‘The Other Side’ featuring

Film: hours 127

BBC 2 on Sunday nights Catch Top Gear on or on the BBC iPlayer.

at 8pm

Web:

.uk www.getactivenow.org local information about This site has all the in and and play activities sports events, clubs around East Hampshire.

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been so easy and Being active has never help East Hampshire can enjoyable. Get Active easily activity that you can you find the right for There’s something build into your lifestyle. out and abilities, so check everyone of all ages

Slumdog Millionaire, office smash that was After the huge box with the harrowing returns to film-making director Danny Boyle while climbing in Aron Ralston; who true story of thrill-seeker had to resort to extreme became trapped and the Utah outback to save his own life. measures in order

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Young Ambassador of the Year Award

go to to submit your own, For more reviews and /reviews www.easthampshire.org load of Get Activ8d has a whole the February events planned for and martial arts. climbing, basketball half term, for example: On 14 and 15 January, by Woolmer Forest Lions eventually decide who two volunteers from the Club) and Stephen Pearce went through to the next King’s Arms Youth Project (sponsored by Petersfield round. Before the decision in Petersfield competed Lions Club). Also in the was made each candidate with two others at the running were Camilla put forward their case district stage of the Young Potter from Warrington in front of Lions Club Ambassador of the Year and Charlie Wellman members in the hope Award. It is run by the from Jersey. of being awarded £500 Lions Club, a charity that towards their charity. Each had been helps people to build and nominated because improve their communities When the time came of their dedication to all over the world, and in for the winner to be volunteering and their our local area. announced, after a long work for the benefit of pause, the prize was This year’s finals were held their communities. awarded to Camilla Potter. at the Hinton Firs Hotel in She volunteers at the ME2 Over the weekend, each Bournemouth. The two Club, helping disabled candidate had a twentycandidates representing children enjoy activities minute interview with the King’s Arms were: around the Warrington three judges, who would Kieran May (sponsored area. Well done to her!

the site for more information.

keep audiences alone is enough to the James Franco’s performance unique visual style, with Danny Boyle’s hooked and teamed of the human spirit It is an amazing story about film is simply gripping. with obstacles. Talk when we are faced and determination a hard place! between a rock and

Student Protests

in London

What was all the fuss about?

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undreds of students stormed to the capital at the end of last year in response to the government’s plans to raise tuition fees and scrap the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

What does it mean to be a citizen in today’s society? Why is it important that we vote for our leaders? What responsibilities come with having rights in our society? n the UK we have what is called on their local policies or the national with this would be to let others a democracy; this is a way of policies of a party. exercise this right. governing a society based on the will of the people. The word democracy Everyone on the planet has what Being an active citizen is about having comes from the Greek words ‘demos’ we call human rights which are your voice heard and improving (the people) and ‘kratos’ (strength). internationally recognised. As UK society for everyone. citizens, we also have a set of rights People who live in a democracy can and responsibilities. If you want to learn more about vote for the person or political group local government or are interested that most accurately reflects their An example of a basic human right in getting involved in politics in the thoughts and opinions. would be freedom from torture future, come along to an East Hants and degrading treatment. Our Youth Council candidacy briefing. In the UK, a general election is the responsibility based on this right The next briefing is on Monday 7 people’s chance to change the would be to never inflict torture or March, 6.30pm-8.30pm, at EHDC, national government if they do not degrading treatment on others. Penns Place, Petersfield. Come along agree with what they have been and find out more about how you doing. All the citizens (except in An example of the rights of a UK can help represent young people. special circumstances) can vote for citizen would be the right to vote in 9 a person to become the Member of the UK at local and general elections Visit easthantsyouthcouncil.org Parliament (MP) for their area, based (if over 18). A responsibility that comes for more information.

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The King’s Arms Petersfield is back and better than ever before! The King’s Arms is a youth club which is situated in the Festival Hall car park, Petersfield and is now open again after a terrible fire that devastated the building

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popular healthy options!)

ast Hants Youth Council allocated half of their budget for this year to provide grants of up to £250 for groups of young people.

The King’s Arms is run by Hannah Turner with support from Lauren Preston and Tom Grant. There is also a dedicated group of adult and junior volunteers who help out as much as they can. It is a a place where young people can chill out after a day at school, enjoy the facilities, and their parents know that they are safe.

Alton Trampoline Club were given a £250 to Money Pot grant towards buying steps enable disabled and very young members to get on their trampolines easier.

Councillor Hillary Ayer (Portfolio Holder for Safer and Accessible Services) said; ‘They take the role seriously and each application is carefully considered. It is a great way to give young people the power to

the Money Pot section of: www.easthantsyouthcouncil.org, or email lara.nolan@easthants.gov.uk, or telephone Lara Nolan on: 01730 234 186.

The King’s Arms opening times are as follows:

After school

Evening

Monday

3.15pm - 5.15pm

Extreme: for juniors 5.30pm - 7pm

Tuesday

3.15pm - 5.15pm

Girls only: 7pm - 9pm

Wednesday

3.15pm - 5.15pm

Years 7 & 8: 7pm - 9pm

Thursday

2.30pm - 4.30pm

Years 9 & 10: 7pm - 9pm

Friday

3.13pm - 5.15pm

Years 10, 11 & 12: 7pm - 9pm (once a

proving your age you If you’re aged 14-15 or have trouble card from Stagecoach. can apply for a free ticket again. Never be overcharged for a bus m/uploads/discountid[0].pdf Visit the website: stagecoachbus.co for an application form. 121 0190. For more information call 0845

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Petersfield Skate park by Ben

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w should kno Bands you

TONIGHT WE RUN consider What genre do you and who yourselves to be, as are your main influences musicians?

to a specific We don’t really fit in we’d say… genre, but at a push with a alternative, acid pop-rock as influences thrashy twist. As far Bring Me The we like YouMeAtSix, Horizon and The Futures. do you Which of your songs most, and do enjoy playing the covers? you ever play any

in the group?

George Johns – vocals. rhythm guitar, backing Josh Buchanan – lead guitar, cowbell. Gilchrist – Will (skills biscuit) lead guitar. Luke Ison – room. drums, supplies practice Dom Ringrose – bassist and promotion.

by Ben

evolved How has your band jamming since you first started together? with our We’ve got a lot better matured as instruments and we’ve we are more people. We’d say that and our songs experimental now to them. have a lot more depth

the moment We have a song at we like called ‘Take Her Home’ Don’t Make to play; also ‘Secrets cover of a Friends’. We play a called ‘The YouMeAtSix song Rumour’ too. for the Who writes the songs a little about band, and tell me process? the song-making the lyrics and Josh writes most of the others the guitar riffs, although up with the chip in, Luke comes we just practice drumbeats and then down. We try ‘til we have the song the time and like different things all our instruments. to experiment with

you give to What advice would aspiring young musicians? don’t give up

Be best friends, and have a laugh together. Also... practise lots!

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teenage health advice For free confidential

• Contraception • Acne and alcohol • Smoking, drugs sex • Relationships and • Pregnancy • Body piercing

Any last words? at Butserfest if it Hopefully see you takes place this year!

We Run’ at: Check out ‘Tonight myspace.com/TonightWeRun and and also on Facebook downloads itunes for the latest and gig dates.

This issue is bought to you by young people from the King’s Arms Youth Project and East Hants Youth Council. Check out our website: www.easthantsyouthcouncil.org

If you have a project, or idea which could benefit from £250 worth of funding then please visit

make their own decisions.’

Arms, Froxfield, litter picking equipment for Horndean Eco Club and many more!

armsyouthproject

What are your roles

If you have been affected by losing EMA or want advice on careers and education, visit www.connexions-direct.com

own budget.

‘The Money Pot’ has already helped groups from around the district by providing grants as a contribution towards: equipment, educational days out, events and projects. A few projects successfully helped by the scheme include: a new ping –pong table for the Boy’s Brigade in Alton, a pool table for the Kings

Written by Kieran May, TPS

the name during We came up with comment practise. It was a random name. and ended up as our

offering them up to £30 a week plus bonuses for achievement and attendance.

And what is going to replace the grant? The government are setting out guidelines for a new ’targeted support’ system. This system offers students specific amounts to cover expenses they could not otherwise afford, such as: travel, day-care (so that parents can study) and grants for learning costs such as books and equipment.

The scheme also allows the young members of the youth council the opportunity to consider and award grants, whilst also managing their

E The King’s Arms is back and with better facilities than before, including: table tennis, pool tables, an Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, a new IT suite, a music studio, and a big screen where they hold cinema nights. They also boast a bar where you can buy crisps, drinks, chocolate and sweets (also a few less

Website: www.facebook.com/thekings

up with the How did you come name for your band?

EMA provides financial help for 16-19 year olds in higher education, from less well off backgrounds,

Pic: A group of students at the protest in London, November 2010 © Caroline Anderson

Young people who leave school and go in to full time education find it difficult to fit work in with their study time. EMA was very helpful in that it gave students time to concentrate on their education. Now that it has been scrapped it is feared that many young people will be put off going into higher education.

Grant scheme run entirely by young people

in June 2009.

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This prize rewards those who give up their free time to help others and improve their communities. If you are interested in volunteering in your area please visit: www.cfeh.org.uk Written by Kieran May, TPS

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The runners up were awarded £50 towards their charity.

In this issue: • Bands you should know - Tonight We Run • Petersfield skate park is now open • Lions Club Young Ambassador • Riddles and poetry, news and reviews

advice on:

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Petersfield opened its new skate park at the end of 2010

People from all over the South came to try out their skills when the park first opened. People came from as far away as Bournemouth and Southampton which, gives an idea of just how eagerly young skaters and riders were waiting for this.

Spot the difference

The old park that had a wooden Facilities like skate half-pipe and a ‘street parks and course’ next sporting grounds provide to it had been plagued a place by vandals for young people to over the years and hang around was in serious without causing damage need of repair. It had or become unsafe concern to others. to use and the ground It is important around the that communities park had turned into provide these a mud bath. facilities in order to The new timber decking give young which runs people something the length of the park constructive to will provide a do. It also helps to nice spot for spectators combat antiand people social behaviour and waiting for their turn. minor crimes This should because the boredom also help prevent damage which causes to the this has been eliminated. grass in bad weather.

and the local skaters, riders and roller-bladers have clearly been enjoying using the new facility. The new park – which cost the town around £160,000 – is made entirely out of concrete, which makes for super-smooth skating. It also has some great new ramps including: bowls, micro and mini quarter pipes, long ledges, a flat bar, hubbas, a two flat-two set with rail, a brick gap and a wave kicker.

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The old park which was still usable has been passed on to Buriton recreational ground and will provide young people in the village with a place to hang out and skate. It is good to see that it is being put to use rather than being thrown away. The local residents certainly seem happy that it is there.

The Petersfield skate park is in Love Lane park, near to the Petersfield Town football ground. It is free to use and available all year round.

The Grange Surgery The Causeway 4JR Petersfield • GU31 Tel: 01730 267 722 Wed 2.30 - 4.30pm

Health Centre 1st Floor Havant (near the Leisure Centre) Civic Centre Way Havant • PO9 2AX Tel: 023 9234 4223 Mon 5 - 7pm Tue 9 - 11am Thu 5 - 7pm Fri 1 - 3pm

clinic Sex Sense & CASH service) (young person’s confidential Youth Art Centre The Original Place to Off The Record) Purbrook Way (next Leigh Park • PO9 3SU Tel: 023 9247 2813 Tue 4 - 6pm

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Go to.

Hospital Alton Community Chawton Park Road Alton • GU34 1RJ Tel: 01420 82811 Mon 4.30 - 7.30pm (including GU Clinic) Thu 3.30 - 5.30pm Bordon CASH Clinics Way Chase Hospital • Conde Bordon • GU35 0YZ Tel: 01420 488 801

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Poetry & Puzzles! Riddles and Brainteasers

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If there was a plane crash and every single person died, but two people survived. How would this be possible?

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Why are 2011 pennies worth more than 2010 pennies?

There is a word in the dictionary, if it’s pronounced wrong it’s right, and if it’s pronounced right it’s wrong. What is the word?

BF2010 BANDSEARCH Answers Here are the answers to the Bandsearch in issue 23.

Tue 5.30 - 7.30pm Wed 10 - 11.30am 2LX Alton College • GU34 only) (College students Fri 12.30 - 2pm

He stood In darkness He flicks the switch And the flood lights Show him His track The rain is pouring As is his adrenaline Down his back His cheeks Rise He shakes off Unblinkingly Down and round Ready Get set Go And he’s gone like a bolt Running forever more His muscle, like blades that shine Reflect off and flash round his path His pulse races as he does His blood runs like a cascading fall The cold air makes his eyes bleed tears They blur as his feet pound Rhythmically His arms whip through the air Slicing it in to clean pieces His lungs gasp horrifically His stomach twisting He stops For the moment Written by Anonymous student TPS. You should be proud, whoever you are!

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What’s on?

Athlete

Stuff to do when you’re bored Alton Youth Project

RKdia Youth Project, Horndean Monday and Thursday: Drop in 6.45 - 9pm (age 13 to 19yrs) Tuesday: Asperger’s / autism group, 4-6pm Wednesday: Duke of Edinburgh 6.15 - 9pm (age 14-19yrs) First Saturday of the month: Sexual health drop-in 10am-12pm (age 13-19yrs) For further info ring Sandie on: 023 9259 8420 sandie.gunn@hants.gov.uk Drum Housing (RKdia) RKdia also offer advice/support/ guidance to any young person seeking housing-the office number is 0800 422 0570 HOME Project offers 1:1 support for young people that are living at Knighton Corner, awaiting to move in, are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless (14-25 age range) For further info ring Chris Adams on 0800 422 0570

Bordon Karate Club

Tuesday 7pm at Forest Community Centre. For further information ring the Community Centre on: 01420 488 978

Get Activ8d

Try new sports during the holidays and find out about clubs near you. Go to: www.getactivenow.org.uk

Drop in Tuesday 6.30 - 8.45pm Thursday 6.30 - 8.45pm For more details email sharon.r.gooch@hants.gov.uk Tel: 01420 487 056

Bordon Youth Centre

Drop in youth sessions Tuesday 6.30 - 8.30pm (year 9) Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30pm (year 9,10 & 11) For more details email sharon.r.gooch@hants.gov.uk Tel: 01420 487 056

East Hampshire Youth Council

The next few dates are: Tuesday 29 March, 6.30-8.30pm, East Hampshire District Council, Petersfield Thursday 7 April, 6.30-8.45pm, Rkdia, Horndean Thursday 12 May, 6.30-8.45pm, Alton Maltings Centre For more information go to easthantsyouthcouncil.org

Horndean Zen Judo Club

Thursdays 6-8pm in the gym at Horndean Technology College. £4 per session. 1st session free! For more information go to www.zenjudo.co.uk or come and visit!

East Meon Youth Club Wednesdays 6-7pm Duke of Edinburgh 7-9pm Youth Club

Drop In Centre, Liss

Just over the railway crossing in Liss Monday 4.30 - 6.30pm (10-13 year olds) 7 - 9pm (14-17 year olds) Tuesday 4.30-6.30 Craft Session for years 6,7,8 7 - 9pm (14-17 year olds) Wednesday 6 - 9pm mixed drop in session 10-17 year olds Thursday 7-9pm Duke of Edinburgh (HCC) Friday 4.30 - 6.30pm (10-13 year olds) First Sat of month – Big Fat Breakfast Club – free fry up in return for your ideas First Saturday of month 4 - 6pm Young Women Only Night Third Friday of month 7 - 9pm Young Men Only Night 8 computers with internet access, PS2, Wii (fit and Guitar Hero games too) Ping Pong table, pool tables, snack bar and free entry.

Find other events in East Hampshire at

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Written and edited by: Kieran May, Ben Williams, Lara Nolan and Richard Wells Design: Richard Wells EHDC Comms Team

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Here are the answers to the spot the difference in issue 23. Did you find them all?


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screamin’ out

Calling e r u t u f l l a s t s i l a n r u jo We are looking for writers, reporters, editors and photographers to contribute to our magazine. We need news articles, short stories, showbiz reports, and reviews of events, products, music and films. You can also use this opportunity to raise awareness of an event or charitable cause or just to share your views with other people.

HOT! Call of Duty-Black Ops

Mountain boarding Dub-step Volunteering

Homework Flu over Christmas

This is your chance to get your voice heard and show off your talents, so get out there and be creative! Get in touch with us by sending your article to: lara.nolan@easthants.gov.uk, or by calling Lara on: 01730 234 186

Social Networking sites – making everyone friends!

January diets

Another year until it’s Christmas again

Students losing EMA

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Reviews month

of the

by Ben and the King’s Arms

Album:

Bruno Mars Do-Wops & Hooligans Already a respected songwriter and producer, Bruno Mars’ debut album – Do-Wops & Hooligans – is a mixture of beautiful song writing and catchy melodies, which is perfect for chilling out to (especially if your feeling heartbroken!). He is really good at writing love songs and his relaxed style of singing makes the album easy listening, although some of the tracks show us a more aggressive side to Bruno; such as ‘The Other Side’ featuring Cee Lo Green and B.o.B.

Film:

127 hours

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After the huge box office smash that was Slumdog Millionaire, director Danny Boyle returns to film-making with the harrowing true story of thrill-seeker Aron Ralston; who while climbing in the Utah outback became trapped and had to resort to extreme measures in order to save his own life. James Franco’s performance alone is enough to keep audiences hooked and teamed with Danny Boyle’s unique visual style, the film is simply gripping. It is an amazing story of the human spirit and determination when we are faced with obstacles. Talk about between a rock and a hard place!


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TV:

Top Gear – new series Jeremy Clarkson and the gang return in a new series of the hit show, along with their latest companion the new Stig. After the old Stig left over a dispute in which he revealed his identity in his biography, fans of the show were not sure what to expect in the new series, but in the first show of the new year the latest recruit to don the white suit and crash helmet made his debut appearance, smashing the fastest lap record showing viewers that he (or she) is more than capable of living up to the standards set by the old Stig. Catch Top Gear on BBC 2 on Sunday nights at 8pm or on the BBC iPlayer.

Web:

www.getactivenow.org.uk This site has all the information about local sports events, clubs and play activities in and around East Hampshire. Being active has never been so easy and enjoyable. Get Active East Hampshire can help you find the right activity that you can easily build into your lifestyle. There’s something for everyone of all ages and abilities, so check out the site for more information. Get Activ8d has a whole load of events planned for the February half term, for example: climbing, basketball and martial arts.

For more reviews and to submit your own, go to www.easthampshire.org/reviews


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Young Ambassador of the Year Award On 14 and 15 January, two volunteers from the King’s Arms Youth Project in Petersfield competed with two others at the district stage of the Young Ambassador of the Year Award. It is run by the Lions Club, a charity that helps people to build and improve their communities all over the world, and in our local area. This year’s finals were held at the Hinton Firs Hotel in Bournemouth. The two candidates representing the King’s Arms were: Kieran May (sponsored

by Woolmer Forest Lions Club) and Stephen Pearce (sponsored by Petersfield Lions Club). Also in the running were Camilla Potter from Warrington and Charlie Wellman from Jersey. Each had been nominated because of their dedication to volunteering and their work for the benefit of their communities. Over the weekend, each candidate had a twentyminute interview with three judges, who would

eventually decide who went through to the next round. Before the decision was made each candidate put forward their case in front of Lions Club members in the hope of being awarded £500 towards their charity. When the time came for the winner to be announced, after a long pause, the prize was awarded to Camilla Potter. She volunteers at the ME2 Club, helping disabled children enjoy activities around the Warrington area. Well done to her!

The runners up were awarded £50 towards their charity. This prize rewards those who give up their free time to help others and improve their communities. If you are interested in volunteering in your area please visit: www.cfeh.org.uk Written by Kieran May, TPS

Voting & Citizenship

What does it mean to be a citizen in today’s society? Why is it important that we vote for our leaders? What responsibilities come with having rights in our society?

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n the UK we have what is called a democracy; this is a way of governing a society based on the will of the people. The word democracy comes from the Greek words ‘demos’ (the people) and ‘kratos’ (strength). People who live in a democracy can vote for the person or political group that most accurately reflects their thoughts and opinions. In the UK, a general election is the people’s chance to change the national government if they do not agree with what they have been doing. All the citizens (except in special circumstances) can vote for a person to become the Member of Parliament (MP) for their area, based

on their local policies or the national policies of a party.

with this would be to let others exercise this right.

Everyone on the planet has what we call human rights which are internationally recognised. As UK citizens, we also have a set of rights and responsibilities.

Being an active citizen is about having your voice heard and improving society for everyone.

An example of a basic human right would be freedom from torture and degrading treatment. Our responsibility based on this right would be to never inflict torture or degrading treatment on others. An example of the rights of a UK citizen would be the right to vote in the UK at local and general elections (if over 18). A responsibility that comes

If you want to learn more about local government or are interested in getting involved in politics in the future, come along to an East Hants Youth Council candidacy briefing. The next briefing is on Monday 7 March, 6.30pm-8.30pm, at EHDC, Penns Place, Petersfield. Come along and find out more about how you can help represent young people. Visit easthantsyouthcouncil.org for more information.


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Student Protests in London

What was all the fuss about?

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undreds of students stormed to the capital at the end of last year in response to the government’s plans to raise tuition fees and scrap the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA). EMA provides financial help for 16-19 year olds in higher education, from less well off backgrounds, offering them up to £30 a week plus bonuses for achievement and attendance. Pic: A group of students at the protest in London, November 2010 © Caroline Anderson

Young people who leave school and go in to full time education find it difficult to fit work in with their study time. EMA was very helpful in that it gave students time to concentrate on their education. Now that it has been scrapped it is feared that many young people will be put off going into higher education.

And what is going to replace the grant? The government are setting out guidelines for a new ’targeted support’ system. This system offers students specific amounts to cover expenses they could not otherwise afford, such as: travel, day-care (so that parents can study) and grants for learning costs such as books and equipment.

If you have been affected by losing EMA or want advice on careers and education, visit www.connexions-direct.com


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The King’s Arms Petersfield is back and better than ever before! The King’s Arms is a youth club which is situated in the Festival Hall car park, Petersfield and is now open again after a terrible fire that devastated the building in June 2009.

The King’s Arms is back and with better facilities than before, including: table tennis, pool tables, an Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, a new IT suite, a music studio, and a big screen where they hold cinema nights. They also boast a bar where you can buy crisps, drinks, chocolate and sweets (also a few less popular healthy options!)

The King’s Arms is run by Hannah Turner with support from Lauren Preston and Tom Grant. There is also a dedicated group of adult and junior volunteers who help out as much as they can. It is a a place where young people can chill out after a day at school, enjoy the facilities, and their parents know that they are safe. The King’s Arms opening times are as follows:

After school

Evening

Monday

3.15pm - 5.15pm

Extreme: for juniors 5.30pm - 7pm

Tuesday

3.15pm - 5.15pm

Girls only: 7pm - 9pm

Wednesday

3.15pm - 5.15pm

Years 7 & 8: 7pm - 9pm

Thursday

2.30pm - 4.30pm

Years 9 & 10: 7pm - 9pm

Friday

3.13pm - 5.15pm

Years 10, 11 & 12: 7pm - 9pm (once a month)

Website: www.facebook.com/thekingsarmsyouthproject Written by Kieran May, TPS


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Grant scheme run entirely by young people E

ast Hants Youth Council allocated half of their budget for this year to provide grants of up to £250 for groups of young people.

The scheme also allows the young members of the youth council the opportunity to consider and award grants, whilst also managing their own budget.

‘The Money Pot’ has already helped groups from around the district by providing grants as a contribution towards: equipment, educational days out, events and projects. A few projects successfully helped by the scheme include: a new ping –pong table for the Boy’s Brigade in Alton, a pool table for the Kings Arms, Froxfield, litter picking equipment for Horndean Eco Club and many more!

Councillor Hillary Ayer (Portfolio Holder for Safer and Accessible Services) said; ‘They take the role seriously and each application is carefully considered. It is a great way to give young people the power to make their own decisions.’

Alton Trampoline Club were given a £250 Money Pot grant towards buying steps to enable disabled and very young members to get on their trampolines easier.

If you have a project, or idea which could benefit from £250 worth of funding then please visit the Money Pot section of: www.easthantsyouthcouncil.org, or email lara.nolan@easthants.gov.uk, or telephone Lara Nolan on: 01730 234 186.

If you’re aged 14-15 or have trouble proving your age you can apply for a free card from Stagecoach. Never be overcharged for a bus ticket again. Visit the website: stagecoachbus.com/uploads/discountid[0].pdf for an application form. For more information call 0845 121 0190.


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Petersfield Skate park by Ben


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Petersfield opened its new skate park at the end of 2010 and the local skaters, riders and roller-bladers have clearly been enjoying using the new facility. The new park – which cost the town around £160,000 – is made entirely out of concrete, which makes for super-smooth skating. It also has some great new ramps including: bowls, micro and mini quarter pipes, long ledges, a flat bar, hubbas, a two flat-two set with rail, a brick gap and a wave kicker. People from all over the South came to try out their skills when the park first opened. People came from as far away as Bournemouth and Southampton which, gives an idea of just how eagerly young skaters and riders were waiting for this.

The old park that had a wooden half-pipe and a ‘street course’ next to it had been plagued by vandals over the years and was in serious need of repair. It had become unsafe to use and the ground around the park had turned into a mud bath. The new timber decking which runs the length of the park will provide a nice spot for spectators and people waiting for their turn. This should also help prevent damage to the grass in bad weather. The old park which was still usable has been passed on to Buriton recreational ground and will provide young people in the village with a place to hang out and skate. It is good to see that it is being put to use rather than being thrown away. The local residents certainly seem happy that it is there.

Facilities like skate parks and sporting grounds provide a place for young people to hang around without causing damage or concern to others. It is important that communities provide these facilities in order to give young people something constructive to do. It also helps to combat antisocial behaviour and minor crimes because the boredom which causes this has been eliminated. The Petersfield skate park is in Love Lane park, near to the Petersfield Town football ground. It is free to use and available all year round.


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Bands you should know

TONIGHT WE RUN

by Ben

What genre do you consider yourselves to be, and who are your main influences as musicians? We don’t really fit in to a specific genre, but at a push we’d say… alternative, acid pop-rock with a thrashy twist. As far as influences we like YouMeAtSix, Bring Me The Horizon and The Futures. Which of your songs do you enjoy playing the most, and do you ever play any covers? How did you come up with the name for your band? We came up with the name during practise. It was a random comment and ended up as our name.

We have a song at the moment called ‘Take Her Home’ we like to play; also ‘Secrets Don’t Make Friends’. We play a cover of a YouMeAtSix song called ‘The Rumour’ too.

What are your roles in the group? George Johns – rhythm guitar, backing vocals. Josh Buchanan – lead guitar, cowbell. Will (skills biscuit) Gilchrist – lead guitar. Luke Ison – drums, supplies practice room. Dom Ringrose – bassist and promotion.

How has your band evolved since you first started jamming together? We’ve got a lot better with our instruments and we’ve matured as people. We’d say that we are more experimental now and our songs have a lot more depth to them. What advice would you give to aspiring young musicians? Be best friends, don’t give up and have a laugh together. Also... practise lots! Any last words?

Who writes the songs for the band, and tell me a little about the song-making process?

Hopefully see you at Butserfest if it takes place this year!

Josh writes most of the lyrics and the guitar riffs, although the others chip in, Luke comes up with the drumbeats and then we just practice ‘til we have the song down. We try different things all the time and like to experiment with our instruments.

Check out ‘Tonight We Run’ at: myspace.com/TonightWeRun and also on Facebook and itunes for the latest downloads and gig dates.


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teenage health advice For free confidential advice on: • • • • • •

Contraception Acne Smoking, drugs and alcohol Relationships and sex Pregnancy Body piercing

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The Grange Surgery The Causeway Petersfield • GU31 4JR Tel: 01730 267 722 Wed 2.30 - 4.30pm 1st Floor Havant Health Centre (near the Leisure Centre) Civic Centre Way Havant • PO9 2AX Tel: 023 9234 4223 Mon 5 - 7pm Tue 9 - 11am Thu 5 - 7pm Fri 1 - 3pm Sex Sense & CASH clinic (young person’s confidential service) The Original Place Youth Art Centre Purbrook Way (next to Off The Record) Leigh Park • PO9 3SU Tel: 023 9247 2813 Tue 4 - 6pm Alton Community Hospital Chawton Park Road Alton • GU34 1RJ Tel: 01420 82811 Mon 4.30 - 7.30pm Thu 3.30 - 5.30pm (including GU Clinic) Bordon CASH Clinics Chase Hospital • Conde Way Bordon • GU35 0YZ Tel: 01420 488 801 Tue 5.30 - 7.30pm Wed 10 - 11.30am Alton College • GU34 2LX Fri 12.30 - 2pm (College students only)


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Written by Anonymous student TPS. You should be proud, whoever you are!


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? n o s ’ What u’re bored Stuff to do when yo Alton Youth Project RKdia Youth Project, Horndean Monday and Thursday: Drop in 6.45 - 9pm (age 13 to 19yrs) Tuesday: Asperger’s / autism group, 4-6pm Wednesday: Duke of Edinburgh 6.15 - 9pm (age 14-19yrs) First Saturday of the month: Sexual health drop-in 10am-12pm (age 13-19yrs) For further info ring Sandie on: 023 9259 8420 sandie.gunn@hants.gov.uk Drum Housing (RKdia) RKdia also offer advice/support/ guidance to any young person seeking housing-the office number is 0800 422 0570 HOME Project offers 1:1 support for young people that are living at Knighton Corner, awaiting to move in, are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless (14-25 age range) For further info ring Chris Adams on 0800 422 0570

Bordon Karate Club Tuesday 7pm at Forest Community Centre. For further information ring the Community Centre on: 01420 488 978

Get Activ8d

Try new sports during the holidays and find out about clubs near you. Go to: www.getactivenow.org.uk

Drop in Tuesday 6.30 - 8.45pm Thursday 6.30 - 8.45pm For more details email sharon.r.gooch@hants.gov.uk Tel: 01420 487 056

Bordon Youth Centre

Drop in youth sessions Tuesday 6.30 - 8.30pm (year 9) Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30pm (year 9,10 & 11) For more details email sharon.r.gooch@hants.gov.uk Tel: 01420 487 056

East Hampshire Youth Council The next few dates are:

Tuesday 29 March, 6.30-8.30pm, East Hampshire District Council, Petersfield Thursday 7 April, 6.30-8.45pm, Rkdia, Horndean Thursday 12 May, 6.30-8.45pm, Alton Maltings Centre For more information go to easthantsyouthcouncil.org

Horndean Zen Judo Club

Thursdays 6-8pm in the gym at Horndean Technology College. £4 per session. 1st session free! For more information go to www.zenjudo.co.uk or come and visit!

East Meon Youth Club Wednesdays 6-7pm Duke of Edinburgh 7-9pm Youth Club

Drop In Centre, Liss

Just over the railway crossing in Liss Monday 4.30 - 6.30pm (10-13 year olds) 7 - 9pm (14-17 year olds) Tuesday 4.30-6.30 Craft Session for years 6,7,8 7 - 9pm (14-17 year olds) Wednesday  6 - 9pm mixed drop in session 10-17 year olds Thursday 7-9pm Duke of Edinburgh (HCC) Friday 4.30 - 6.30pm (10-13 year olds) First Sat of month – Big Fat Breakfast Club – free fry up in return for your ideas First Saturday of month 4 - 6pm Young Women Only Night Third Friday of month 7 - 9pm Young Men Only Night 8 computers with internet access, PS2, Wii (fit and Guitar Hero games too) Ping Pong table, pool tables, snack bar and free entry.

Find other events in East Hampshire at


On Your Marks… ! o G . . . d e R Get Team Challenge Charity Event

Saturday 19 March 2011 10am-1pm Alice Holt Forest • Bucks Horn Oak Farnham • Surrey • GU10 4LS • Cycling and running (walking or jogging optional) • Flexible start time • Free goody bag & water • Teams of 3-5 • Online results • Cost £3 pp

• Bike & helmet hire available • Team prizes for: fastest time team spirit best fancy dress (optional) and biggest fundraisers • Café • Picnic areas • Children’s play area

register For further information, or to ov.uk email: lara.nolan@easthants.g tel: 01730 234186 Improving Young People’s Lives by Friday 11 March 2011


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