Lancashire County Council
County Councillor Mark Perks

Buckshaw Youth Association

Buckshaw Youth Association


The association was formed back in 2009 when local residents and local Astley & Ward borough councillors Mark Perks and Alan Cain got together to provide activities and support for young people living in Buckshaw Village.


County Mark Perks was a founder member and continues to this day volunteering on a Friday evening for Buckshaw Youth Association in the role of youth worker.


November 2014 will see BYA celebrating 5 years of providing its Youth Offer for its members.


During the past 2 years it was highly successful in delivering a piece of commissioned youth work to provide accreditation work for

30 young people. It surpassed this target and achieved a 100% pass rate with 40 young people gaining qualifications in the following areas:_


FA Level 1 football coaching, Arts Award Silver and Bronze levels, AQA Level 1 and BSCA  Bronze level in mountain biking.


BYA has now linked up with organisations to continue outreach work, youth work, qualifications, work experience and holiday activiity schemes.


Organisation it has worked in partnership with include :- Parklands High, Albany, MACY, Astley & Buckshaw JFC, Rock FM, Comedy Club, Lancashire YPS and Young Lancashire


For further details on the programme of activities of the youth association, holiday schemes, membership forms can be found on its website at



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