'Tell us what you want'
YOUNG people in Pill are to be asked what facilities they want in the village - in a bid to get them off the streets. The parish council
YOUNG people in Pill are to be asked what facilities they want in the village - in a bid to get them off the streets.The parish council is working with youth organisations in the parish and has earmarked £10,000 towards providing facilities for teenagers.Following consultation with local groups, including the youth forum, suggestions being put forward include a youth shelter and an area of hard standing which can be used for ball games and activities.Currently facilities in the village include the youth club, which is open two nights a week, and the playing fields at Hardwick Road.The move to improve facilities for teens in the village follows complaints about youngsters running amok. Fed up residents say youngsters have been meeting at the Hardwick Road playing fields at night, drinking into the early hours and leaving the area strewn with bottles and cans.North Somerset Council is already planning to install a 'play pod' at Hardwick Road fields to enhance activities for youngsters.Pill Parish Council chairman Gerry Hunt said: "We have been working with young people towards providing better facilities for them in the village."One of the complaints from them is that there is nothing to do, so by giving them better facilities we hope it will help reduce antisocial behaviour."The meetings so far with the young people have been very positive and suggestions to come forward include a youth shelter and an area for ball games."We are currently trying to identify a suitable location for these extra facilities and are hoping to work with North Somerset Council as part of its plans for new equipment."The parish council would very much like to hear the opinions of all young people in the village."Anyone wanting to put forward ideas for new youth facilities in the village can contact the parish clerk via Pill Rescource Centre.