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Delighted at how well the young people have done over the past year with some remarkable achievements. Ten lads achieved their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards and hope to get another ten through this summer. All credit to Conner Ingham who came runner up in the Lancashire Clubs got Talent finals -his break dancing routine of over 4 minutes was wonderful and in my view deserved to win (I am biased of course). We again won the Lancashire Association of Clubs for Young People Team Trophy Award having topped every other club in the County for points across so many activities. Well done to all involved.

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Clitheroe Youth are now about to start making a small book of their own as part of this project. Norman Kelly will be looking after this aspect of the work.

 

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This continues to be ongoing. We were were meant to be filming Councillor Joyce Holgate on Monday 10th May concerning her brother who was in the Guards and lost his life serving his country. However, this will now need to be rescheduled as Councillor Holgate has broken her ankle and we wish her a speedy recovery.

Roger and Mel have interviewed and filmed several ex servicemen recently who average between 92 and 98 years of age who were in the Second World War and are only available during the day time. As soon as an opportunity arises the young members of the group will interview them.

Victory for Clitheroe Youth Forum under 16's!

The Lancashire Association of clubs for Young People organised a 5 a side football competition at JJB Sports Stadium Blackburn in early October 2009. The Youth Forum lads went on to compete at the North England finals at JJB again in late October, coming runners up against a team from Newcastle.
This was still enough to send our team to the National Finals in Manchester in early December. However the competition was fierce, with some of the teams players from London having exceptional players who play for Tottenham and Chelsea. Overall an excellent achievement for our local team to reach the national finals. It was a good experience for all those involved - Always next year lads!

Our picture shows our winning 5 a side football team. Captain Nathan Nettleton is pictured in the bottom row, second from the right.

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Presentation of Medals to Sam Brearley

A presentation took place on Wednesday 30th June at 3pm at the Ribble Valley Borough Council Chambers. Deputy Lord Lieutenant Peter Robinson, O.B.E, the Mayor of the Ribble Valley Borough Council, Councillor Mrs L Rimmer and the Mayor of Clitheroe Councillor Alan Yearing and Lieutenant Colonel Leanda Pitt O.B.E, TD, DL and members of the youth group presented Sam Brearley with his medals. Sam has waited over 65 years for his medals and through this project we were able to obtain these for him. Our thanks go to everyone involved ranging from the Clitheroe, Padiham and Burnely British Legion. Ribble Valley Borough Council for the use of the facilities our Honoured Guests, our veterans who turned up along with family members who lost loved ones during the war or post war. The local press iand the BBC and Granada TV and was shown on thier respective news programmes. BBC Lancashire Radio. The National lottery filmed this presentation and more snippets of the project.

Book Case

Waterloo Timber in Clitheroe are currently working on the Book Case that will contain the Roll of Honour.

Castle Museum

Discussions are taking place with the Manager of the Castle Museum to display the Roll of Honour and Braille Book sometime in November this year.

Religious Ceremony - Roll of Honour and Braille Books

Discussions are taking place with the local Church Leaders to hold a regious ceremony for the Roll of Honour and Braille Book when finished and this is likely to be in September this year.

Our thanks go to Norman Kelly and Chris Tattersall for the work involved in these two respective elements of the project.