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Youth funding under threat - by Lib dem BC Councillor Jonny Keeley

November 14, 2017 1:30 PM
Originally published by Heather Kidd

Shropshire Council have decided to send our Youth Funding to the large towns, unless we stop them!

Shropshire council have decided that we have such a low need for youth funding in our area that they are planning to reduced it to zero. ZERO. You can have your say on this, and you absolutely should! If you live in these divisions Bishop's Castle, Chirbury, Worthen and Clun this applies to you and your kids.

It also states that we have no youth clubs supported. However, we do have youth clubs. I have said this in the past. If being a resilient community, results in a punishment (the reduction of funding) where is the intensive for us to continue to be resilient.

We are resilient, we look after each other, and we look after our youth. We should be rewarded for this, so it may continue. What the council are saying is, if you are resilient you don't get funding. This is short sited. If they continue to strip services away, we will be in dire need!

An example. Take AMP, the group that runs party in the park. They started years ago running a few small events supporting local young bands. They started Party In The Park. PITP is now so successful that it helps to support workshops for young musicians that attracts younglings from miles around. Some as far as Church Stretton and Ludlow. There are groups like this all around the area, doing what SC should be doing. Now they use this as a reason to send all our funding to Shrewsbury.

My sarcasm on my last post was misplaced. I joked that Shropshire council don't know where we are on the map. They know exactly where we are because we are the nosiest bunch in the county when it comes to the council taking away our resources! So, once again make your selves heard! Click the link, grab a pitch fork and have your say!!:


.Jonny Keeley