Torbay Youth Service is usually based at Parkfield Youth Centre in Paignton, but will be working out of Community venues for the spring and summer period.

In April 2018 it was agreed by Council that its Medical Tuition Service (MTS) would relocate to Parkfield to sit alongside the youth service and other community services based at the site. This co-location would provide an opportunity to bring in other funding sources to help maintain and run the building effectively and safeguard its sustainability.

The MTS would complement what is currently on offer from the site having majority use of the building during the school day, with the Youth Service and the community groups continuing to use the site during the evenings, weekends and school day. The front of the site would continue to remain open and accessible to the public at all times.

As outlined in the Information Sharing Event last September, this proposal does not require any additional building, however, minor alterations are required to the internal layout of the MyPlace building and a small amount of external works including some modest fencing and landscaping. Planning approval for the scheme was granted in January and a contractor has now been appointed to undertake the works. The works will be starting shortly and are expected to be completed by the end of the summer.

During this period, for safety reasons, the Youth Service will be temporarily moving out and the building will have restricted access. To minimise any service disruption it has been agreed that the works will be phased and the building handed over as follows:

  • 11th March Contractor Starts - Restricted access to rear of MyPlace
  • 28th May Phase 1 Complete - Handover of Sports Hall & Toilet Facilities
  • Mid July Completion of Project
  • 1st September Official Opening of MTS

Please note that the following facilities and access will remain open and unaffected throughout the duration of the building works:

  • Climbing Wall
  • BMX Track
  • Skate Park
  • Pedestrian access through the site from Colin Road car park to Lower Polsham Road

For further information regarding the:

  • Youth Service Programme & Venues please ring 01803 208449 or email youthservice@torbay.gov.uk
  • Eat that Frog please ring 01803 551551
  • Climbing Wall please ring 01626 873625

Communities Youth Worker

The Communities Youth Worker is also available to provide advice and support to youth projects around Torbay. They can provide advice on funding applications and policies and procedures, as well as training for volunteers.

The worker is part of the youth work team and can be contacted on 01803 207072 or at youthservice@torbay.gov.uk