are the responses to the open-ended question:
the government had extra money available for play and leisure for young people,
how would you suggest they should spend this money?'
Responses were only edited for grammatical reasons, if necessary. Square brackets
indicate where editing occurred. Number in parantheses indicates frequency if
the same response was given more than once.
better range of extra curricular activities after school and at weekends.
A big leisure complex with facilities for lots of sports.
A bowling alley
and an ice-skating rink in lisburn.
A bowling alley or an ice rink. Something
the whole family can enjoy.
A cinema in my local area.
centre or youth club so were not always freezing & hanging around the streets.
A gym, with outdoor facilities, and lights outside so as they can still
play at night after work.
A larger variety of activites should be available.
A leisure for our area cause there is nothing here for us.
facilities cleaner all maintained to a high standard.
A new play park.
A new youth/leisure centre where people can participate in activities
and meet new people.
A park and a leisure centre for kids and adults.
A play area for younger children and somewhere for teenager to go to at
A proper indoor football pitch in more areas as towards this time
of year outdoor pitches tend to flood.
A purpose youth centre indoors
with outside facilities.
A range of activities for all children of all
a teenage nightclub or night base
Add ice skating, add
slides etc to swimming pool, park that suits my age group. More activities of
any sort for something to do.
Additional bus router in the country so
that transport may not be an issue.
for and encouraging smaller businesses to open craft/activity shops e.g. day workshops.
Cutting events (more of them) like Belfast culture night. Graffiti walls.
everyone to have equal treatment. No city should be different to a rural town/village.
An astro turf or a youth club that opened more than one night per week.
An average amount of the money should be put into the ideas of young people.
an ice bowl or somewhere safe that is open later at night
rink in Coleraine, more cheap but fun facilities.
Any facilities in my
area at all as there is a lot of young people and no play area or leisure area.
There is a hall but events that take place in it would be for older people. People
from all areas and religions getting together and taking part in competitions,
Artificial playing surfaces for sports so less matches are called
off because of weather.
Ask young children to what they would like to have
as they are the ones using it.
asking kids in poorer areas if there is
anything they can do to help that community
Asking young people what they
feel the money should be spent on and have them work with the adults on spending
Asking young people what they would like in their local park or play
Asking young people what they would like.
Astro turf (water
based) pitches at all schools. Each town to have an indoor Astro turf pitch so
hockey matches in winter are not cancelled & our training session.
turf football pitches.
Attempt to bring new facilities to the area rather
than repeat was already available.
Ballet - cleaning facilities up, so
they are more welcoming & nicer to look at! Area Foyle St (e.g.)!
Better facilities. (2)
Better facilities/transport in rural
Better facility for disabled people.
Better places/ parks
for my age group
Better school facilities e.g. gym.
Better sports facilities in schools.
pools, football courts/pitches gym's.
Better transport facilities for people
who live in less populated places.
Better youth clubs and places to go
for the going people and better transport nothing to so not the weekends when
Better/cheaper transport, more advertising of groups/events
for young people. More events that aren't based on religion or involve religion.
Bigger, better & more advanced facilities open 24/7.
Ice rink, - these facilities closer to skate boarding park, home. Mini 200, nature
Bowling Alley, Ice rink, funding for youth clubs.
Brighten up play areas and parks for young people.
in more facilities which allow more/different activities to take place.
Bringing more fairs etc to here.
Build a cinema in Limavady instead of
having a half an hour drive to get to the cinema in Coleraine.
cinema in Magherafelt.
Build a leisure centre in my town.
a local swimming pool.
Build a park and football field in Bellany Crescent.
Build a place for young children to play for example a safe park.
a skate park in Ballyclare!
Build a youth area with a pool and games.
Build football pitches for young children.
Build ice skating ring in my
area as many people like this sport.
Build indoor water parks, have more
ice rinks for ice-skating. Have more/better health suites and spas.
more areas for children to rlax and play use old buildings that currently arent
being used for anything its a shame to see them waste
Build more areas
for teenagers to hang out. Should have more cinemas etc.
Build more complexes
people can hang out in.
Build more cycle ways and walk ways through Northern
Build more parks for young people or some soft of free indoor
play. For teenagers youth clubs and halls.
Build more parks with things
such as a place for skateboarding and long paths for walking and cycling.
Build more play areas and football pitches etc, in an open park with nothing in
build more play facities for teenagers instead of just for young children
Build more please like indoor football or astro ford.
spa's and more swimming pools with slides and fun stuff for people so they will
keep on coming back.
Build more swimming pools with facilities for badminton,
Build more youth clubs or even extend the wons that are in
build new faclities in Belfast as the
best sporting faclities are approximatly 30 minutes away in University of Ulster
Jordanstown. More tournaments within which will inmprove the friendly competitiveness
between schools and clubs.
Build on indoor swimming pool closer to my
Build or make more activities for the older teenagers e.g. gyms,
skate & parks etc.
Build parks that would be safe to be in.
parties/play areas for kids.
Build some kind of leisure facility centre
available for young teenager.
Build something for the teenagers
sports halls and leisure centers.
Building a concert arena in unused land
around the Poyle in Derry.
Building facilities for leisure & encouraging
use of the facilities & leisure buildings in general.
building more parks
and having more youth centres for young people
Building more sports facilities.
Building repairing areas e.g. parks.
Building something which is usefully
to all young people (cinema, bowling).
uilding youth club. Bring in roller
Buy more swings and roundabouts.
By building more sports
complexes and leisure centres
By buliding a leisure complex locally as
for eg. the nearest swimming pool/cinema is 14miles away.
By buying more
land and make more parks and football pitches.
By creating more youth clubs
and more activities that don't cost money.
by creating areas of leisure
that are in demand of the children and improving the quality of facilities that
are already there
By creating more organisations to get kids involved in
a healthy & active lifestyle as obesity is going up amongst the whole population
children need to be educated upon the benefits of a good physical help. With increasing
petrol prices it is making parents less inclined to transport their children to
lesuire centres and sporting facilities & children are sitting in far to often
& in my opinion wasting there unknown talents.
By giving extra facilities
in the poorest areas so we don't have to use transport, so it would be walking
By having a whole leisure centre in one in the middle of Newey
and that all people's leisure needs are in one place.
By having more youth
halls, to play badminton, volleyball and netball etc. Community Gyms.
helping more young people at an earlier age to get into sports more facilities,
By imparting hygiene and safety around the play areas by
hiving more cleaners etc and also have more fun activities for the children to
play in these areas.
By improving the leisure facilities in local areas.
By increasing the amount of facilities and activities for young people
by making a place for young people to go to to socialise and make
new friends!! so they have something to doo!!
By making better facilities
inside the leisure centres such as bigger gyms & swimming pools. We need better
parks as well that suit toddlers as well as young children.
by making more
By reducing entrance fees or by creating a place of
play/leisure facilities for young people only.
By setting up fun days
in local towns and improving facilities in local towns. By providing equipment
or giving discount to schools and clubs for equipment. Improving trasnport to
Cheaper gyms and more swimming facilities.
leisure activities for both girls and boys
Cheaper transport, more activities
for weekends e.g. under 18 clubs.
Cinema and pool complex.
Cinema in Portadown, another library in Portadown, the one in
town is too small.
Cinemas in smaller towns.
Clean Swimming Pools. Make them Che[a]per.
Clean up the Dundonald ice rink,
a new leisure centre in newtownards offering more activities.
& better equipped parks.
Cleaning up sometimes and making them safer for
clubs and societies in schools chance for people to become
involved in sport and other activities easily through school
14-17 year olds.
Clubs like boxing or football set up in areas with high
youth crime rates.
Community centres for older teenagers, but not youth
clubs with young children.
Complex including a bowling alley, ice-skating
rink and a swimming pool.
Constructing parks or youth centers around housing
Consult with young people - they are the ones using the facilities.
More sports that are less available - tennis, horse riding & hockey.
bigger facilities such as a bigger gym or swimming pool etc.
were teenagers can go to hang out without any bother.
Create more cultural
activities in the East Belfast area e.g. invest in drama, music and art facilities
in the area - campaign to get more involved in these activities.
Create youth centres.
Creating alternative places
for young people to hang about in, rtaher than those too young to get into bars,
resulting n hanging around street corners annoying residents
leisure areas for teenagers & older children that are regularly accessible.
Creating more easily accessable sports facilities that aren't too expensive to
Creating youth centres or somewhere for young people to go and hang
Cross - Community activities and more open areas like parks.
Dance studies, improve parks, younger fitness facilities that would attract that
Decent leisure centres/swimming pool for youths.
Decrease entrance fees and try to improve the facilities.
Design or create
an area for older people 16+ to go and hangout with easy other not a club!
Designing something for teenagers specify as most leisure and play areas are for
small children or for adults.
Develop a sports/leisure facility close to
an area where there is a lack of these.
Develop areas for young people
to gather with adult supervision and improve sporting facilities.
areas for young people to gather with adult supervision to prevent vandalism/bullying
etc. Improve sporting facilities for clubs etc.
Develop better sports
facilities for schools.
Develop more leisure facilities in rural areas.
Develop new facilities and put more into town.
Developing leisure & sporting
activities for kids to lower the obesity level & get kids off streets.
Developing more leisure facilities to get young people off the streets and trips
for young people as drug use is increasing heavily.
suitable for older children.
Development of youth clubs for smaller towns.
Development schemes to get young people into sports - summer camps, stay
overnight meet people over N-1, developing skills & friendships.
zone areas for different age groups.
Dirt track for goods and scramblers.
Do monthly events for the young people
Do something for older teenagers
(15-17 years) because that why young people drink and sit about the street because
there's nothing to do.
Doing up play parks for children. Having gyms for
Don't build any more play and leisure facilities in big
cities but improve the facilities to make them easier accessible and more attractive
to young people.
Don't Know. (10)
Don't spend it on us develop the
economy with any money available. So I have a job when I graduate.
money to local sports clubs, community groups etc.
Due to the freezing
weather in N. Ireland and rain I think it would be good if there was indoor hockey
pitches so I don't freeze!
EMA to everyone.
youth groups/enjoyable, positive ways for young people to spend their free time.
Ensure teachers choose teams etc based on talent and attendance and not
Ensuring leisure centers are clear and also better public transport
to the facilities.
Equal amounts to cash agent. At just football and to
more popular agents.
Equipment and facilities for different activities.
Establishing specialised groups to obtain a wide variety of sports e.g.
Expand all amount of activities in one area not have the same
as everywhere else.
Expand the libraries their range of books is very
Facilities in rural areas or provide transport to and from rural
areas to facilties.
Facilities like bowling alleys, ice rinks, cinemas,
wider range of shops - that would bring more money and people to the area as well.
Finding for school gyms and facilities to stay open for leisure time after
Fitness facility's for young people
Fix up some of the older facilities before creating new ones.
for football pitches.
Football facilities and more training schemes.
Football pitch all weather.
Football pitches. (3)
For leisure activities
that actually work. I don't understand why the government waste so much money
on alcoholics etc. when young deprived people need an activities to, often take
them away from reality.
Free dance classes
Free excess to facilities
for youth more handball courts-out of hours opening at weekends.
gym membership until 18
Free leisure centres.
for gym's etc up to 18 years.
Free midnight football leagues that any one
could partake in with in age limitations.
Free Transport. Cut Prices.
Fun activities to keep people fit, cool like Hip-Hop or some kind of dance.
Funding their athletes a bit better for their sporting talents and enable
them to gain experience by travelling abroad.
Get an ice skating rink &
Get more concerts into the area.
Get more parks.
one ice rink in Omagh.
Get softer play parks, more things to do around
Getting youth centres for 16 year olds.
all free passes for leisure centres and gyms.
Give children more chances
to experience the chance to use these facilities more often, by getting together
and providing transport.
Give each young people extra money for their
entrance make more gyms for 16 year olds instead of 18's.
to keep halls (for youth clubs etc) in good condition. Pay some people to organize
Give it to me.
Give it to our parents, for them
to give it to us for a social life.
Give it to youth club so they can
give more money to youth clubs around our area so they
can produce more activities and also facilities for the youth. also have more
projects running for example cross community. another would be to provide the
parks with more useful things and to think about teenagers not only young children
Give the money to us.
Give to churches who spend time with youth
and other community organizations.
Give us more things to do in the community.
Giving people a place to go that isn't seen as strictly for one type of
Go to the towns/villages with less facilities first, then improve
Good leisure centre including 10 pin booking and proper concert
Grants for sports club to help pay for the facilities so that fees
Grants to youth clubs and gaelic clubs.
football for young children
green areas - parks
activities to bring young together in areas of sporting activities etc.
equipment in school or college.
Gym's for younger people, memberships are
to expensive and to pay everytime is also very expensive.
or leisure complex.
Half price days in the cinema or swimming pool etc
or something similar.
Have a variety of sports, not just football.
different new activities in different towns so there is a variety because all
the fun activities are in Belfast.Ask each town what they fel they need.
free or reduced prices on cinema tickets etc for lower earning families.
Have more activities like dancing classes or spinning to exercise but in a fun
Have more football pitches and basketball courts where there is none.
Have more money for trips for youth clubs.
have more social activites
in country areas
Have more things in our area to do!
youth groups for all ages as I know people who attend them and have got a lot
of out of them and the leaders have helped them a lot.
Having if more widely
available across the country.
Having something for people between the ages
of 15 - 18 as there is nothing for them and it would take them off the street.
Examples would be: discos, sports club with both sports and gym.
somewhere were people of my age to meet and have leisure activites
a runner and where I live there is little facilities for training, that are safe
or adequate. Running is ever growing in popularty. Yet with no nearby facilities
several of us travel to avail of those in Belfast nearly an hour jorney. A track
in the Newry area would be widely used.
I believe the government should
spend the money new centres which young people can learn instruments, languages,
write articles or magazines which they could access at the weekend.
they should look at deprived areas then ask children teens & families for suggestions.
I bigger gym's more spaces.
I don't know hold a meeting and invite
young people to it and see everyone's views on it.
I don't know I rarely
visit these facilities.
1 I don't know.
I feel the government should
build a leisure centre in every community or should consider what young people
are interested in today and build on area for their purpose.
I Feel they
should consider investing the money in to a project which has been designed &
decided on for everyone, as then there will be usage of it.
I have always
wanted to do gymnastics but my nearest gymnasiun is Lisburn. I would like to se
one in Dungannon Portadown or Armagh.
I suggest that they ask the young
people from the areas that need developed and to actually listen to what they
have to say instead of ignoring our opinions as per usual.
I suggest they
build a gym but make it cheaper than all the other gyms as young people can't
afford the prices other gyms in our area are requiring.
I suggest they
should spend the money on providing better sports facilities such as swimming
pools and gyms that are accessible and affordable to young people.
it would be better spent on other things
I think personally that there
should be somewhere for 16 and over to go and meet socially not for destroying
or in the future to close due to lack of money or funding.
I think that
affordable interesting and fun leisure areas that are local for people aged 14-15
to around 18-19 this will attract people in which would reduce things like under
age drinking and vandalism or the main course is bored teenagers young adults.
I think that they should build a club in Colerain for 16 year olds and
over (roughly up to the age of 19). It could be a non-alcoholic nightclub.
I think that they should open a youth centre. Were all the children could play
and do all kinds of activities?.
I think they should have a music school
that helps develop all musical areas and either to not cost at all or to nt cost
i think they should have local outdoor gyms so kids can use them
and get fit my friends and i want to work out but most gyms are 18 plus we have
a school gym but it is not open every day and the day it is open are not suitable
for myself and my friends. it is open to the public after school but my friends
and i can not afford to go as it is expensive but also we still havent learned
to drive and are very dependent on our families.
I think they should refurbish
the local leisure centre as it isn't very appealing to teenagers who don't just
want to swim lengths.
I think they should spend it on a place that is
interesting and fun for young people to go to.
I think they should spend
it on making it more appealing to teenagers and not so 'kidlike'. I also think
that leisure facilities like a gym/pool should be put into every ½ small villages
in an area.
i would have an area where teenagers can go to in the evenings
(especially friday and saturday nights) - this could mean a decrease in anti-social
behaviour. they could offer free tea coffee hot chocolate biscuits etc. games
that encourage socialising could be used.
I would honestly prefer if the
leisure centres were less cut-off from where the majority of people live. Where
I live I have to cut through numerous streets and passes to get to some areas.
I would like public areas where people live to be cut-off from things such as
playgrounds whilst having nice parks with playgrounds in them and also the ability
to walk around. I apologise for my answer being so forced (I think that's the
word I'm looking for).
I would like there to be more outdoor pursuit centres
like raft building, hovercrafting.
I would organise a day and get a few
people from each school in the area, and come up with ideas or suggestions, e.g.
a hall to play in, sheet your friends, that isn't just for Catholics or Protestants.
i would suggest that they invest in somthing that all young people would
enjoy as everyone has different personalitys which means they will enjoy different
i would suggest they invest more in the facilities available
to local community centres and the courses and activties offered there.
would suggest they spend the money on providing leisure centres in non interface
I would suggest they stop wasting money on play and leisure and
start putting it back in to education, where it should be . I would rather have
the security that I will be able to afford university costs than have a new play
I would suggest to add better leisure facilities in places outside
Ice skating rink, bringing the cost of the cinema down and have
more student deals. Create more 'teen' friendly environments e.g. cafes that open
Ideally, it would be great to have a wide or more open variety
of leisure facilities in every path if possible.
If the government had
extra money available I would suggest them to do a lot more activities for teenagers.
Improve existing facilities.
Improve facilities (less cost).
Improve indoor sport facilities in the area for winter months
Improve standing leisure and play centres and try to subsidies
to lower costs of entrance. Also train more youth workers and set up new youth
centres and activity centres.
Improve the leisure centres and swimming
Improvement in rural facilities.
Improvement of facilities
better advisability for different age groups
Improving all leisure centres
and updating and create new play areas.
Improving and upgrading facilities
or giving it to sport clubs to improve their own facilities.
current facilities. Doing research and finding out where there is a lack of facilities
and then provide them with facilities.
Improving existing facilities and
building new facilities in rural areas.
Improving facilities. (2)
parks and removing broken glass bottles.
Improving public football pitches
such as Dunleath in Downpatrick.
Improving safety in activities such as
Indoor swimming pool in my area.
In fixing up all council
ground that is waste/derelict and through different projects get all the community
involved to make it into allotments/park/gardens etc.
In more youth clubs
and groups to help keep young people off the streets.
In my area a swimming
pool would be an advantage or money to start up youth clubs again.
my town particularly have a cinema, more sport, better leisure facilities. The[y]
would bring more teenagers off the street, away from drink and to sports. Start
certain clubs e.g. hip hop classes, boxing that young people are interested in.
this town, on a cross-community youth project.
the monitoring of usage of public facilities and the surrounding area to ensure
Indoor areas for people aged 16-18 to go because the government
are always complaining that we hang about streets, but if we had somewhere enjoying
to go, we'd go there.
Indoor multisport pitch for hockey, football etc.
e.g. at (UK).
Indoor skating rank.
Inside areas for young people
Into making better, improved facilities for young people.
Invest in leisure complexes for towns instead of concentrating on their
money being spent on these facilities in larger cities.
Invest in my local
area- Aghagallon. there is very little to do which results in most teenagers hanging
around the streets drinking and misbehaving.
Invest in youth sports and
have more community activities.
Invest into schools, will be available
for the majority of children.
Invest their money into the most popular
Investing in leisure facilities which do not suit the
complete needs for every individuals e.g. people with disabilities should have
the easiest of access to everything.
Investing in youth clubs : Deprived
It should be spend on fun leisure at the 16 years olds.
should be spent on programmes for children with special educational needs and
children of an older age group.
Just centres where young people can go
to socialise with others.
Leisure: swimming pools etc.
cafe for young people to hang out in.
Local leisure centre, with pool,
gym and sports available also local park with football pitch.
leisure facilities - omniplex
Look at statistics of crime and anti-social
behaviour by young ones and invest most of there many into these areas. They could
organise more activities in the area such as dancing, yoga, football, music etc.
Lower cost of gym membership.
Lower prices in many institution.
More wide range e.g. golf, tennis etc not just cinema & swimming pool.
Make a place where children can go to hang out eg.
Make a wider range of sports available at leisure facilities
e.g. fencing and boxing.
Make current facilties bigger or larger.
facilities cheaper for student's and cut down the price.
larger with more equipment.
Make fees cheaper or make them free for leisure
Make gym fees cheaper for those still in full time education,
not just those under 16 years old.
Make leisure centres free for students.
Make leisure facilities available to everyone but not just sporting facilities
literary extra-curricular and charity work too.
Make more activities available
to young people.
Make more activities for teenagers to do, this would keep
them off the streets and stop anti-social behaviour. They should make the activities
interesting to attract young people and also make them local and easily accessible
in all areas.
Make more facilities for young people to use in their free
time, such as swimming pools, youth clubs.
Make more groups available
& make it cheaper for young adults.
Make more things available for teenagers
and also light up the facilities that are available now.
Make public transport
better especially from small towns or villages where buses come every hour
sure the facilities are well kept and clean by employing more people to do so
and making sure the facilities are not easily vandalized.
Make the play
parks better for younger children & create somewhere for teenagers to go.
Making community groups for 15-19 year olds to help prepare
them for the big world of work.
Making facilities so that as many people
as possible can enjoy them, more movie complexes, ice rinks, bowling and make
Making good use of existing facilities, such as community halls
at weekends to have live local ponds etc.
Making leisure facilities cheaper
building more of a range of leisure facilities
Making more places for
teenagers e.g. shopping centres and more places for teenagers to hang out instead
of being out on the streets.
Making more play parks filled with more than
just one slide and swing or more leisure centres with bun water slides and in
turn attract a wider audience.
Making new football fields and new basketball
making public transport free so as more people will use busses trains
etc. meaning easier acess to leisure activities
Making sure rural areas
have some facilities with proper supervision.
making tennis more accessible
by runnng government run clubs
Making the areas safer-drug users and alcohol
users scare people away from certain play and leisure areas.
close to where I live are becoming increasingly derelict - these such buildings
could be put to good use.
Maybe creating a skate park as that sport is
not faciliated in very many places.
Maybe get people in from different organisations
to go to different areas and do different team building activities etc. Also young
people shouldn't have to pay as much for things live swimming, money for membership
in football clubs etc.
Modernise the facilities already in place or build
a big concert stadium nearer to where I live.
More activities facilities
available in less contoversal sectarian locations. also their should be sheltered
areas for young people to hang out in during evening times playparks for older
children such as 14+ without supervision just a sheltered area where teens can
hangout and parents know where it is.
More activities for 15-17 year olds.
More activities for children to do.
More activities for free, e.g.
swimming, football on a good surface.
More activities for teenagers.
after school clubs, more community clubs.
More areas for cycling, more
parks with swings for older teenagers.
More areas for out door activities
e.g. Skate parks and areas for trial bikes. Make the play park bitter, by adding
more equipment and picnic areas. Private transport for youth groups.
areas for teenagers to socialise rather than out on street
More centres & games courts.
More cheap days out that aren't
normal activities e.g. paintballing & rock climbing.
More cinemas leisure
centres, parks in areas where the facilities aren't already available also, another
suggestion would be to update facilities.
More colourful & more things
More easy access for disabled children in play and leisure centres.
More exercise gained at local leisure centres.
available in leisure centers, for example swimming pools.
for 16-18 year olds to go to, to spend time.
More facilities for 16+ youths
concerts/youth clubs just for people 16+.
More facilities for my age group.
More facilities for people over 16 but under 18
for sports & fitness.
More facilities for teenager eg. bowling alley.
More facilities for teenagers - swimming and cycling.
in the estates.
More facilities, centres etc.
More facilities. Lower costs for students.
More football pitches.
More fun activities to do for leisure.
More get away places for
More gyms and lighting in playing fields.
More indoor facilities such as sports grounds and courts (Especially
for the winter).
More indoor things for teenages eg wall climbing lazer
More initiatives to encourage sport and leisure amongst young people.
More opportunities to gain skills in a fun way.
More leisure centres,
like swimming pools with school etc. More dance room to practice in.
local facilities easier access and lower costs.
More local outdoor policies
i.e. BMX, skateboard parks.
More modern facilities.
given out to local communities make more astre pitches, make things affordable
More money into school sports/ give grants to sports teams
so people dont have to pay as much money to be in a team
More money should
be spend on the performing arts.
More night time leisure activities for
young people to stop rise in under age drinking and keep young people off the
streets in gangs at night.
More outreach to youths, more youth centres
etc to keep children from drugs & alcohol.
More parks and ther places for
young people to visit
more places for teenagers to hang out
places for teenagers to hang out rather than just children.
to go out at night like Bowling Alleys etc around our area.
More play areas
& more facilities for teenagers.
More play areas for young children (under
16) places to congregate for teenagers (16+).
More play areas for young
children. Public parks, greens etc. should be developed.
More play areas
that are not vandalised by teenage drinking and more affordable leisure areas.
More protection for facilities. More local facilities, the only leisure
centres in North Belfast or in loyalist areas where Catholics can not attend in
confidence unless in a group.
More public gyms.
More public parks.
More range of sports on national curriculum so young people would increase
amount of extra-curricular sport hence the government could spend more money on
better sporting facilities.
More recreational facilities such as - outdoor
pursuits centres, leisure complexes.
More shops in Ballymoney and also
a cinema because Ballymoney doesn't have one.
More social events for my
age group, e.g. concerts, nights out. More sporting and leisure facilities easily
accessible for the younger population.
More sport specific grounds such
as Skateboarding etc.
More sporting facilities.
More sports centres
that children/young people can enjoy for example that have swimming pools dance
classes etc. Fun activites.
More sports clubs and sports facilities, a
wider range of sports on offer at local sports centres.
More sports clubs
and youth clubs. Large community events getting different groups like BD's, Cadets,
Youth clubs etc together for a day/weekend.
More sports facilities e.g.
More sports pitches and cheaper costs of leisure facilities.
More sports pitches.
More sports/gym facilities.
pool and leisure centre, more youth club facilities.
More swimming pools
bike tracks (e.g bmx)
More teenage activities.
More teenage friendly
More things introduced such as a bigger variety so people have
more of a choice.
More things should be placed in the suburbs for example,
in order to go bowling it costs the price to bowl plus bus or train journey.
More things to do for all age groups e.g. more ice skating rinks
youth centers specialized in dealing with a child's hobby.
centres for older people, teenagers to get together.
more youth clubs
More youth clubs and parks.
More youth clubs facilities.
More youth clubs or places for teenagers to hang out, and not having them on streets,
giving themselves a bad name, when really they are just bored with nowhere to
More youth clubs, leisure centres and pools. All with better facilities.
More youth clubs. Educate people more about children and adults with special
More youth group but make them relevant for our age group.
More youth groups based around ages, which you can join and offer you different
activities at a discounted rate.
Multi-purpose sports arena near Moira,
Hockey, Football, Tennis, Netball, Basketball & Athletics etc. Play parks.
Festivals e.g. "Oxygen".
New leisure centers.
New swimming pool
Night club facilities for under 18's.
Not on one single
thing - different things for different areas and people in the area.
squander limited money on politicians salaries!!!!
On a campaign to get
young people to take part in healthier forms of leisure like physical exercise,
rather than anti-social or less healthy forms etc - motivation is a key factor.
On a decent leisure centre in the town instead of spending it on perfectly
good footpaths. Wider range of activities instead of usual. A lot more activities
with roofs because the weather in the UK is so unreliable.
On a gym for
On activities for teenagers or social gatherings.
an all weather sports arena for all sports.
On building more recreational
area for young people in NI i.e. pitches etc.
On development of rural
areas, which have little, if any facilities of the sort.
On extra activities
in the area.
On leisure centres (pools, gyms) and hockey, football pitches
for schools as well as play parks.
On leisure facilites that will attract
16,17 and 18 year olds not only children.
1 on making gym memberships to
goverment run leisure centres much cheaper for students and applying student discounts
to all government run organisations
On more community centres & on more
On opening large multi functional camps to play football,
rock climbing etc giving youth the chance to learn more about different sports.
On school hockey pitches and tennis courts so we would not have to travel
anywhere any time we wanted to play hockey or tennis :)
On something better
like welfare and public services (health, education, low enforcement)!
something that will be used by all young people e.g. swimming parks.
something young people will have fun doing
On somewhere for young people
to get together.
On special areas for skaters, as my friend get told off
looks for skating and 'disturbing the peace'.
On sporting facilities. (2)
On transport to allow young people easy access to public facilties.
what young people want, not what they think young people want.
clubs & parks.
On youth clubs and facilities for young adults.
On youth clubs, small golf clubs, leisure centers and swimming pools.
On youth residential[s]. Coss community projects.
One better parks, more
benches in parks and better youth clubs.
Open more activity centres with
coffee bars, bowling alleys, ice rinks, restaurants places where we aren't looked
Open more gyms that are cheaper enough for a young person's
budget. Gyms with swimming pools with pool toys - for kids.
Open more leisure
centres or update (etc) the ones already there.
Open up a youth club for
Open up new leisure centres for cheaper or make the already
existed ones cheaper!
Opening a different range of sports.
a gym and a gymnasium for young people which had a low cost membership as many
gyms today have a very expensive membership price which many young people are
unable to afford
Opening leisure facilities to all.
centres in smaller towns.
Opening places where young people could meet
and interact socially.
Organizing youth schemes for sports with schools
and local communities.
Outdoor Basket courts.
Parks & Youth club
Parks, cinema, lights or maybe just something new.
something different that already exists, such as something to do with arts and
not sporting leisure facilities.
Pitches for ball games etc.
sports centres in rural areas.
Places for teenagers from around the ages
of 15-17. So many people this age go out and drink because there's nothing else
to do with their friday or saturday nights.
Play full sports such as water
sports most people enjoy playing in the water! A wet suit and life jaket and anyone
can rome free in the water with added sporting such as wake boarding they can
Playing fields/leisure centre.
Producing gyms especially
for young people up to 19 or 20 years old.
Projects to keep people off
the streets at night.
Promoting more sports activities and advertising
them better, retail shops.
promoting youth clubs in every town.
Provide a leisure center, bowling, tennis & indoor soccer facilities.
Provide a lot of facilities to have over winter. Currently there is no more football
in English and the gym is not open. So they such provide circuits or indoor training
to clubs to keep youth fit.
Provide a place for girls and boys e.g. - trampoline
and gymnastic, will also help keep fit and strengthen boys.
for young people from 13-16 to go. Youth areas/clubs.
Provide more equipment
for example balls and hurling sticks as these can be expensive for those who have
failed to aquire a part time job and have to ask their parents for money.
Provide more facilities local to family names.
Provide more play areas
and leisure facilities.
Provide more sporting equipment to leisure centres.
Providing better services and opportunity for young people in leisure
Providing extra community resources in anti-social problem areas.
Providing funds for other sports in local areas.
leisure services for older young people and for maintenance of current facilities.
Providing places where young people can go to hang out & relax. Keep them
off the street & out of trouble.
Providing useful facilities for us to
use in our free time.
Put a football pitch in Cushendall.
leisure center in a catholic area near me.
Put it towards communities who
have none, or very little sports, or leisure activities for things like youth
clubs to bring communities together.
Put more money in to the arts.
more money into extra activities, e.g. Canoeing and trying to motivate young people
to join in.
Putting money into all areas that need it our local community
centre. The bridge is never opened.
Re-modelling of play parks/playing
Redesign the parks and clean them up!
Reduce costs at leisure
reduce the entrance cost to leisure facilities in order to promote
Reduce university fees.
Reduced fees into lesuire
centres and activities for young people
Refurbishing facilities that all
ready exist and creating useful facilities that young people actually want.
Running community groups such as art or reading groups.
See what areas
need it most and see who would benefit from it.
Set up and run a building
for young people in central location and provide transport from different areas.
Setting up events for young people to enjoy so they can meet new people
without drink involved.
Setup new or refurbish existing sports clubs in
my area especially Rugby and Football clubs.
Should help re-do all the
youth clubs and give them more facilities so as they can get involved in more
skate parks ice rinks youth clubs.
Some extra concerts close to my area.
Something for teenagers to
do that is not just sports based.
Something for young people to do in the
Something for young teenagers. We have to hang around on street corners.
Something that everyone will enjoy, e.g. a program for each week/month with many
different events & classes. Space for people to relax.
somewhere to meet
Spend it focusing on sporting facilities geared towards teenagers
for example gyms or gym sessions and other exercise classes. I feel that many
young people are too embarrassed to go to a gym because of the adults and other
users there. I also think it would be beneficial if exercise classes such as dance
pilates and yoga where more readily available for young people.
on activities young people want, not what they think they want.
on more clubs etc in smaller communities which would encourage people from the
coutryside or in isolated places to use them and meet more people
it on things needed.
Spend more money on arts for young people; there
is enough for sports already
Spend more money on indoor gym facilities.
Spend on it on places for young and older people to all have fun together.
E.g A facility in which there is a swimming pool computer games gymnasium board
Spend the money on introducing leisure activities for young
Sports centres with different activities.
Spreading these facilities wider through out the towns, cities and the
Surveying young People first of all, then see the highest result,
personally I think more youth clubs widely available, events for young people
taking into consideration transport issues.
Swimming Pool - Gym in local
area - nearest 20 miles away.
Swimming pool, sports events, free leisure
Swimming pools and public parks.
Swimming pools like
the Lisburn pool and ice skating facilities.
Swimming pools. Dance schools/centre.
Take a survey of what young people want, calculate the results and then
satisfy their needs.
Talk to young people in the area and invest in an
interest of theirs. Young people need more things to do to get them off the streets.
Teenagers around my area need a place for just them to be able to use,
as there isn't anywhere, leading them to the only solution, going out at weekends,
That they gave teenagers a certain amount of time & month to
do their favourite activity at half price for that time.
should equal the money out. They always build something toddlers, but not young
adults so I think they should build something for 16-18 years old.
government should take into consideration that people 15+ need something to do
rather than doing things when there is a lot of younger people in the same facility
and also people 15+ or so need something to do and some where to go were they
can have a little freedom also if there was something to do there wouldn't be
as much harm and crime in some areas if there was some where to go the community
would be safer.
The money should be spent on facilities suitable for all
types of teenagers from 16-20 therefore I could not say one particular facility.
could spend the money on a place where people of any age. Between 11-19 could
go and there would be things for them to do.
they could spend the money
on opening youth clubs at the weekend and get entertainment like quizz nights
and karaoke nights and trips to ice skating etc.. which would take the young people
off the streets that say they dont have anything to do and give them something
to do that there will be less young people drinking on the streets.
should ask in certain areas how they would like them to append it what they need/want
in the area.
They should bring Hogwarts to Lisburn NI and make magic real
or a theme a Park-1.
They should build more parks for younger children
to play and they should provide youth clubs for over 16 years old to attend.
They should create a place where it encourages people to make use of their facilities.
They should have a place that can offer a range of things to do so that they over
their services to everyone in the community.
They should ensure that there
is plenty of activities for everyone to do no matter where they live throughout
They should get opinions from all different types of
young people. I personally feel they should spend this money in giving young people
the oppertunity to do things they wouldn't have been able to do otherwise. They
should put the money towards opening new leisure and activity centers. For example:
cinemas swimming pools outdoor sports horseriding clubs etc.
give more information on the current clubs and societies running play and sports
schemes and arts some more.
They should have somewhere warm were young
people can hang out with games.
They should invest in a youth club for
that local community both Catholics and protestants for them to meet and socialise
with each other to build their confidence.
They should investigate different
areas in Northern Ireland & donate money to build an area for 16 year olds to
hang out as there is nowhere where I live to do so.
They should make it
easier for young people to access play & leisure facilities.
make more leisure centres in towns so young people can socialise more and more
They should make the leisure centres and sports areas easier to get
to by organizing transport.
They should open a ice rink and bowling place
in Lisburn as would give us more to do and the only ice bowl I know of is in Dondonold
which is quite far away.
they should open better community centres and
more parks but dont put alleys in as groups of people tend to hang around in these
areas which then in turn put people off
They should set up designated areas
where children and teenagers can meet up with each other and socialise. It should
be a safe environment where they can come to relax and transport could be made
available for those living further away.
They should spend it for places
where young people could get together and 'handout' instead of the street and
just to have fun.
They should spend it on developing leisure facilities
in smaller towns and villages so that the young people dont have to travel so
far to do the activity and therefore it wont waste as much time travelling and
it would cost as much for the activity as you wouldn't have travelling costs.
They should spend it on youth clubs in areas or buses on weekends to local facilities
such as the cinema.
They should spend more money on things such as new
leisure centres public parks etc
They should spend the money on things
they need such as school books and begs.
They should spend their money
on secure playing areas which have something for every age. The should also fund
youth groups with more money to enable all children the right to leisure activities
and reduce the cost for children of public transport.
They should spend
there money fixing youth clubs in the local area too stop people from drinking
and they should be open on the weekend.
They should spend this money by
opening more youth centers and parks to keep kids off the streets.
should spend this money on creating more facilities for older children and teens
eg ten pin bowling ice skating go karting etc
They should try to raise
awareness to get young people more involved in play and leisure.
use it by creating AstroTurf pitches, for all sports regardless they should have
a few in each town/city.
They shouldn't they should put it towards lowering
they shouldnt because young people probably wouldnt use
it and if they wanted to there are already things such as youth clubs etc.
They will never give money to this area so why bother saying. They only ever think
about themselves and use our money for their private lives.
for younger people.
This money should be spent on either improving existing
facilities e.g. swimming pools, gyms, etc or else making them more accessible.
To advertise them more to make people aware of them to redecorated the
To attempt to bring e-sports (Star Craft 11) to Northern
To be available to help the poor.
To build a youth centre
were young people can use gym or sports courts without a high entrance fee.
To build more facilities in the estates in which they live, then less people would
get into trouble if they had something to do.
To form a football team!
To get more youth groups together. To get young teenagers off the street
taking drugs & drinking, so build them some place to go.
To have a skate
or BMX park.
To have more leisure facilities for people over 16 years of
To help towards the cost of participating, including travel cost associated
with training and competing.
To improve leisure centres
up to date with the facilities. And maintain them to the highest standards.
To make sports such as ice hockey and bowls more readily available and advertise
these less common sports.
To make the facilities better and more types
e.g. banana boating.
To open more leisure centre in my area.
put something in avers for girls because it unfair because boys have football
pitches and all.
To repay their debts.
To set up a type of club
or bar for young people, so they have somewhere to hang out at night. I would
be a dry bar.
Train coaches etc not to be bias.
Transport to events.
Transport to facilities.
Trips and outings and workshops brining
young people together.
Under 18 nightclubs, parks & more youth clubs to
Updating and modernising facilities.
facilities i.e. gaelic football clubs.
Upgrade existing or build new leisure
Upgrade facilities to make them more attractive for young people.
Upgrade the current facilities.
Upgrade the facilities.
it to create more leisure facilities in rural areas or reduce transport costs
so other facilities can be easily accessed.
Warm places to go and sit.
Water sports for kids.
Youth centre in town.
Youth centres - residentals for youth groups, exchanges in schools & youth
groups also. More park & the youth groups.
youth centres, tabe tennis,
pool, footbal, basketball etc.
Youth club for older teens.
Youth clubs close to our area.
Youth clubs for 16-19 yr
olds, because there is very little for that age group to do.
so that we can get off the streets.
Youth clubs that don't discriminate
against gender/religion/age and that are modern appealing and local, with arrange
of activities and day trips or on university fees.
Youth clubs with sports
Youth clubs, charity events, cross community workshops fundays
and lowering the cost.
Youth facilities clubs etc.
could be better funded, to enable them to do more activities like taking the children
on residentials etc.
Youth groups or workshops so they could enjoy themselves
but get something out of it or places such as swimming pools, cinemas & bowling
Youth leisure centres, basketball