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The Genesis of CYAG

Covid 19 changed everything it seems. Residents and the Police reported an unprecedented rise in anti-social behaviour, not just in Colne, but in Trawden, Laneshaw Bridge and Foulridge too. Planters were turned over. Trees were uprooted. Play equipment was damaged. But why? Margaret Foxley and Sarah Cockburn-Price set out to find out. After speaking to Police, schools, businesses and councils they realised that something had to be done to create societal change locally, as the generations were in conflict. They also realised it couldn’t be a short-term fix. From this, CYAG was born. It was soon clear that lots of other people agreed with us and we are indebted to them for their support.


Football Training at Colne Youth Action Group

To advance in life and help young people living in Colne and the surrounding areas through:

  • The provision of recreational and leisure time activities in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life.
  • Providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
  • Discouraging anti-social and criminal behaviour by showing young people the consequences and likely outcomes of such activities.
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Colne Youth Action Group7 hours ago
Calling all 10-16 year olds in Foulridge! After courses in Trawden and LSB, CYAG is bringing pizza- (& crepe-) making to The Wharf at Foulridge (New Venue!). It’s a 3 week course on Tuesday 27/7, 3/8 & 10/8 from 5.30-6.30pm delivered by the fabulous All Fired Up.

You have to be a member of CYAG, which only costs £3 per year for young people who live or go to school in Colne&TheVillages - please fill in the membership form at and bring to the activity.

Please message us ASAP in comments if you / your child / your grandchild want to attend as we’re limited to 10 young people.
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Colne Youth Action Group2 days ago
Enjoy the Action - Bradley goes close and hits the bar from long range with a beautifully curved effort, whilst goalie Jayden calmly covers the angles, then Harry just nudges the recycled ball wide…oooh, almost!
Colne Youth Action Group
Colne Youth Action Group
Colne Youth Action Group2 days ago
A great time at tonight’s football - come along next week to Friday Night Football at 5.45pm at FisherMore!
Colne Youth Action Group
Colne Youth Action Group3 days ago
Wow! This evening’s hard graft has been transformational! Please drive or walk down Byron Road to admire! 🤩
🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳 Many thanks to Pendle Council’s Environment Officer, Lee Johnson, for supervising and briefing us, as well as providing the tools.
Massive gratitude to Lee Duerden and his team at XLCR, who not only funded these glorious trees, but helped plant them too!
The people at Barcham Trees very generously gave us an enormous discount as a youth charity - we are really grateful.
Thanks too go to Sarah Midgley, Headmistress of Park Primary who worked hard to persuade Lancashire County Council that an avenue of trees was just the ticket for her school’s field.
We were delighted to be supported by both the Police and the Colne’s Fire Brigade. The Fire Brigade performed the vital job of watering the trees.
We were honoured by the attendance of the Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle tonight (their second CYAG event).
Lakeside Cafe provided the very welcome buffet with XLCR providing cold drinks in a super cool Tesla!
Finally, many thanks to all the volunteers and young people who battled with the spades, entrenching tools, stones and bricks, with the saws and hammers and with the fearsome bashing tool - and on such a HOT day too! We couldn’t have done it without you. Not sure whether it is wise to reveal this, but…
we have plans for lots more tree planting! 😁
Colne Youth Action Group
Colne Youth Action Group3 days ago
Tonight’s tree-planting - BEFORE…
Colne Youth Action Group
Colne Youth Action Group
Colne Youth Action Group3 days ago
DURING…. Phew, everyone hard at work!
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14 hours ago
A hedge here would be transformational and would benefit many, including wildlife. Let’s hope we win this grant! 🤞🏻
3 days ago
We’ll sleep well tonight! Thanks to @LeeDuerden @ukbestcardeals @Barchamtrees @PendleBC @Sarahmidgley4 @ParkPrimary_SCH @LancashireCC @LancsPolice @LancashireFRS and all the volunteers and young people who came to plant these trees on Byron Road. #trees #youth #charity #colne ColneYAG photo
6 days ago
22nd July at 5 pm is the date and time for our tree planting on Byron Road (on the bank at the front of the field that is used by Park Primary School). Thanks to @ukbestcardeals for the donation of the trees, @LancashireCC, @PendleBC & @Sarahmidgley4. Please volunteer to plant🌳! ColneYAG photo
4 weeks ago
Sometimes at short notice you just gotta get the kit & boots on, fly the @barlickfc flag and go and help the @ColneYAG kids with their football! Love it guys! Thankyou ⚽️ ColneYAG photo
1 month ago
Mid season at The Open Gate Community Garden led today by Mary, who is terrifically knowledgable and an RHS volunteer, and Andy, who runs the Garden through the year.
Great to see two new recruits from Laneshaw Bridge!
#horticulture #growyourown #charity #youth #colne
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