Sad Loss as Kirkcudbright Youth Drop Zone goes into Hibernation.


The Kirkcudbright Drop Zone was a drop in/social group for 1st to 6th year ( 11 to 18) people from the town. The group met at Kirkcudbright Community centre weekly and  had nights and days filled with activities, group sessions, outings and fun! Unfortunately Since summer 2015, the Kirkcudbright Youth Drop Zone has faced a series of unavoidable problems.

Niomi Brough one of the volunteer adult organisers of the Drop Zone told DGWGO ” Although, as ever, the young people have shown interest in and attended The Drop Zone, we have been unable to increase adult volunteer numbers, either as youth leaders or committee members. After much deliberation and despite continuing support from the Holywood Trust and our current volunteers, the Management Committee reluctantly took the decision to close the Drop Zone in its current form…. or at least, to put it into hibernation.”

She went to say “The Drop Zone Committee has decided to become a member of the recently formed Kirkcudbright Development Trust (KDT) and will work with the Trust to lead and support the development of youth work in the town. A key part of this will be to influence the consultation plan KDT is now preparing to ensure that that plan really seeks out the needs and opinions of the youth of the town. This could lead to a permanent space for a future youth club being established within a revamped Johnston School.

The young people in Kirkcudbright deserve better. They are our future and should be the future lifeblood of the town. The Drop Zone may have closed in its current form but with sufficient support from local people, from the town’s young people and from KDT its hibernation could be a short one.



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