Bradley Stoke Councillors fight to keep youth centres open

Councillors in Bradley Stoke are fighting to keep youth centres across South Gloucestershire open – despite voting to close their town’s only youth club just fourteen months ago. Under proposals published earlier this year, South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) said it was planning to transfer control of all its youth centres to locally-based organisations. Any youth centres that failed to attract

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Substitute youth centre faces the axe

A youth centre to which young people from Bradley Stoke were directed after the Brook Way youth club was closed down last year is facing closure from April 2013 as part of cost-cutting plans proposed by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC). Interim measures put in place following Bradley Stoke Town Council’s decision to terminate its youth provision contract with Southern Brooks

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Youngsters encouraged to have their say

South Gloucestershire Council and the Town Council are reminding local youngsters about the ‘Youth Needs Survey‘ currently being conducted in Bradley Stoke. The consultation was started after the two Councils jointly decided to close the town’s only youth club at the Brook Way Activity Centre with effect from the end of October, a move which led to Southern Brooks Community

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Youth clubs facing uncertain future after Councils withdraw funding

Youth clubs in Bradley Stoke are once again facing an uncertain future after local Councils informed the current service provider that they are to withdraw funding from 31st October. An announcement posted on the website of Southern Brooks Community Partnership (the current provider) earlier this week explains that the Town Council and South Gloucestershire Youth Service have informed the organisation

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Mayor branded “dictatorial” over secret talks on youth spending

A Bradley Stoke Town Councillor has branded the town’s Mayor “dictatorial” after he failed to invite other Councillors to a meeting with a senior official at South Gloucestershire Council (SGC). Mayor Ben Walker met alone with SGC’s Director of Children and Young People to find out why Bradley Stoke receives significantly less from SGC than other towns in the district

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