Tory-led Derbyshire County Council is currently consulting on their plan to stop providing a Youth Service for Derbyshire teenagers.
What does this mean for young people?
The closure of 29 youth centres
The loss of mobile youth buses
The potential redundancy of 157 professionals
Town Councillor, Martin Thomas said “In Whaley Bridge, the Youth Club which meets at Footsteps on a Tuesday and Friday, and is regularly attended by up to 130 local young people, could be lost. “
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Nev Clarke, of Whaley Bridge Labour Party, said “Youth Workers are often found rescuing a young person who gets into difficulties through drugs, alcohol or abuse. Volunteers can provide valuable support to the professionals, but they cannot deal with such issues alone.”
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