PARACHUTING courses and a football stadium are just two ways Meltham could be made a little less boring.
The suggestions come in a survey of the village's youth to be presented to the Holme Valley North area committee meeting on Thursday.
Aside from those more ambitious requests, teenagers also want greater opportunities to take part in sport and have somewhere safe to meet as well as being able to get advice on issues as diverse as personal finance and sexual health.
An advice centre is shortly be opened in the village by Kirklees Council's Young People's Service.
It is being built next to the Carlile Institute, Huddersfield Road, which already serves as a Monday evening youth club.
"It's not going to be a drop-in centre. It's going to be a place for advice, information and guidance," said the area team leader for Kirklees' Young People's Service Liz Voros. She is to present the survey results to the committee.
The new office will also be the base for the Young People's Service in the area.
Liz hopes the centre will link youngsters up with a huge array of activities available.
"It's about showing them there are the opportunities for them to access other things. There's a lot going on. It's getting them to access it."
When asked what services and activities they wanted to see in Meltham, teenagers called for more organised concerts, play areas for children, a football stadium and a youth club which opens nightly.
Many also wanted more annual family events held in the village.
Girls felt excluded from sports and called for more athletics activities catering for them.