Council agrees to continue funding youth centres in Priority Neighbourhoods

A Special Meeting of South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) last night confirmed a decision made by its Children and Young People Committee on 25th July that will see centre-based youth provision safeguarded in the authority’s six Priority Neighbourhoods (Cadbury Heath, Filton, Kingswood, Patchway, Staple Hill and Yate/Dodington). The committee had also agreed that a pot of £227,000 be made available to

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Crunch vote on youth centre closures

Community leaders across South Gloucestershire are to make a last-ditch attempt to save their local youth centres at a special council meeting on Monday 10th September. The special meeting of all seventy councillors is being held after Conservative councillors challenged a controversial decision taken by seven Labour and LibDem councillors on the authority’s Children and Young People Committee on 25th

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Tories accused of “prolonging the agony” over youth centres

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire have slammed the Conservatives for refusing to accept a decision that would have safeguarded core youth centre provision in large parts of urban South Gloucestershire. At a meeting of the council’s Children & Young People Committee yesterday afternoon (25th July) the Conservatives pressed ahead with their plans to transfer all of the district’s youth centres

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Youth funding change “could benefit thousands”

Thousands more youngsters could benefit from council funding, under new proposals being considered by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC). The Council’s statistics show that, of the 22,000 young people aged 13-19 in South Gloucestershire, only around 20 per cent regularly accessed a council youth centre in 2010/11. And so the council is consulting on proposed changes to its children, young people

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First Patchway youth meeting held

The inaugural meeting of Patchway Town Council’s new youth committee was held earlier this month. The newly formed youth committee met for the first time on Monday 15th November and elected Conservative South Gloucestershire Councillor for Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge and Patchway Town Councillor, Brian Hopkinson, as Chairman. Councillors in the town aim to improve the way they

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