Young people in the area form nearly half of the local population. As the future community we want to ensure young people are involved in helping to develop the proposals but moreover, want to ensure that engagement with young people brings about real, tangible benefits.
British Land is currently involving and investing in young people through a number of initiatives working with Global Generation, Urban Plan UK the Young Farmer’s Club at Surrey Docks Farm – see here for more information. British Land also carried out a number of previous consultation sessions with groups such as the Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Youth Community Council.
Nevertheless, there are further opportunities to involve young people – both in the short and long term. We believe that working collaboratively with young people and their organisations to inform the youth engagement strategy will help ensure its relevance, success and longevity.
In early July 2017, we will be holding an ‘Ideas Workshop’ with local youth providers and young people to look collaboratively at opportunities for the youth engagement strategy moving forwards. If you are a local youth provider or interested young person please contact us to find out more.