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OYAP can be found at:



Cemetery Road,


OX26 6BB


Tel: 01869 602560


Youth of Bicester

The Youth of Bicester (YOBs are a group of young people aged between 14-18 that aim to spread kindness through community missions. To do this, the YoBs host both youth and community events, undertake kindness missions and volunteer for local causes.  At the same time, they continue to develop ideas in the wider community to promote the Youth of Bicester.

To sign up to join the Youth of Bicester, click here.

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Bretch Hill YAT

The Bretch Hill Youth Action Team has been up and running for 2 years now. It consists of young people aged 11-20 who live in Banbury. With a new energy and passion amongst the young people, the Bretch Hill Youth Action team hope to challenge the negative stereotypes that can be affixed to young people..


The LGBTQ+ YAT begain in December 2018 arising directly from the needs of the YOBs. This group meet once a month on every second Saturday from 10am-12pm. They have exhibited their first photography project at My Normals: Beyond the Binary event at Pitt Rivers Museum, and hope to be able to exhibit their work at Oxford Pride 2019.

Youth Action Teams

Autism Yats

Autism YATs Group

The Autism Youth Action Team will involve a group young people aged 12-25 with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) working alongside artists to create a dynamic collection of creative works. The project aims challenge the negative perceptions of autism and increase understanding of the condition by giving young people the opportunity to express themselves and have a voice on their own terms.