Groundwork and ‘big society’ in action at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre

Written by: Elmtree Press

North Yorkshire Youth, (NYY) based at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre near Thirsk, North Yorkshire is demonstrating the ‘big society’ in action with its on-going relationship with the Groundwork charity by providing activity events that support the charity’s aims.

Groundwork’s initiatives aim at bringing out the best in young people by helping them to improve their local area, getting people back into work by creating green jobs and building strong communities by improving green space. Groundwork help people into work through training and practical experience and also support young people to help them to reach their potential.

 “We are delighted that Groundwork has entrusted North Yorkshire Youth and Carlton Lodge Activity Centre to deliver the activity courses for the first week of the National Citizenship service”. comments David Sharp chief executive.

Volunteers recruited by Groundwork have been using the Carlton Lodge Activity Centre dry stone walling activity as one of the team organising activities that engages the students. It helps them to continue building and to complete the wall under the instruction of a master dry stone waller.

For further information please contact:

David Sharp, chief executive

North Yorkshire Youth, Carlton Lodge, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, YO7 4NJ

Tel: 01845 522 145
e-mail: North Yorkshire Youth: Carlton Lodge Activity Centre:

Notes for Editors: North Yorkshire Youth provides opportunities for children and young people to learn and grow by:

  • Supporting youth work in North Yorkshire communities
  • Providing adventurous activities from Carlton Lodge Activity Centre
  • Providing training opportunities for young people and those who work with them