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New Head of Youth Services Unveiled

New Head of Youth Services Unveiled

A new head of Youth Services at Shrewsbury Town Council has been unveiled.

Andy Hall replaces Adam Purnell as the Youth and Community Services Manager for the Town Council.

Helen Ball, town clerk, said: “Since its inception, six years ago, Adam has done a great job in setting up our Young Shrewsbury service from scratch and has done so much for the young people of the town.

“We’re sad to see Adam leave, but his cooking career as ‘Shropshire Lad’ is taking off and we wish him well with his new and exciting endeavours.”

Young Shrewsbury was launched in 2016, with regular junior and senior sessions in various locations in town, with the service expanding to include detached youth work and a Youth Forum based at The Hive in the town centre.

Andy Hall said: “Young Shrewsbury has had a great impact on the lives of young people in Shrewsbury and I’m looking forward to building on Adam’s work.

“Shrewsbury Town Council had the foresight to take on Youth Services and help establish a good rapport with the young people here. Coming out of the pandemic, our service will be needed now more than ever.

“We have an up-and-coming town with plenty to offer our young people and this is where Young Shrewsbury can provide important careers guidance and support as well as work experience with the Town Council.

“It’s going to be great to get all stakeholders working together for the benefit of our young people, and it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to.”

Councillor Pam Moseley, chair of the Youth Services Committee, added: “The Town Council is delighted to welcome Andy to lead the Youth Service in the future, building upon the work of Adam and his team.

“Whilst the Coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on open sessions over the past two years, we look forward to seeing positive results from the opportunities which will be offered to Shrewsbury’s young people by Andy and his fellow youth workers.”


Published: 11 March 2022