At YHA (England & Wales), together with our partners and with shared priorities, we are seeking to create a sustainable, modern, high-quality youth hostel in the Streatley – Goring area to support our strategic aims.
The evolution to an exciting, inspirational, sustainable and modern youth hostel, meeting the needs of young people, a diverse society and the local community in the 21st Century.
A springboard to the great outdoors, welcoming and encouraging everyone to access The Ridgeway and Thames Path National Trails and to experience nature and landscape through the Chilterns and North Wessex AONBs.
The hostel will be a hub for those enjoying the outdoors, providing access for exploring, relaxing or studying this beautiful area.
The case for support
The existing YHA Streatley hostel building was amongst the first youth hostels in the country when YHA was created 90 years ago. It now needs modernisation and enhancements to meet the expectations of YHA’s customers, and provide facilities that are future proofed, sustainable and capable of delivering YHA’s strategic aims. This will require significant investment.
Local partners and community representatives are of the view there is a viable future for a youth hostel to be retained locally to deliver the shared vision (PDF, 0.18MB).
YHA is positively embracing working with these groups to secure funding to commission an Options Appraisal (PDF, 0.19MB), which will focus on the future concept, development options, collaboration opportunities, indicative costs, and fundraising opportunities.
One of the purposes of the Options Appraisal (PDF, 0.19MB) is to understand the facilities that will be required to deliver the vision. It will also provide an opportunity to capture local partners’ needs too, for example, the inclusion of information/interpretation about the AONBs and National Trails to enhance the visitor experience, meeting facilities for local businesses and the community, a café promoting local produce, or even a cycle repair hub are some of the ideas.
To date, local partners have generously contributed £20,000 towards the commissioning of the Options Appraisal, however more help is needed if a comprehensive study is to be undertaken.
Please donate to help commission the Options Appraisal study*
Pledge your support for YHA Streatley
You can also send a cheque, payable to ‘YHA (England & Wales)’ to: YHA Streatley appeal, Trevelyan House, Dimple Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3YH.
* Our aim is to raise £40,000 in total to fund the Options Appraisal. The scope of the study may be decreased or increased depending on the amount of money raised.
How you can support the project
You can support the project in a variety of ways.
Donate to help commission the YHA Streatley Options Appraisal study*.
Pledge your support for the project – explain why it’s important to you.
Offer your skills (or those of your company) on a gratis basis to support the study.
If you’d like to discuss how you might be able to support the study or share your thoughts, please contact us.
You can call 01629 592700 or email us directly.
The vision for YHA Streatley is supported by the following organisations, in partnership with the Friends of Streatley YHA (Local Supporters Group).