Trowbridge councillor's fears over Studley Green Youth Club

Trowbridge and Wiltshire councillor Jeff Osborn

Trowbridge and Wiltshire councillor Jeff Osborn

First published in News by , Senior reporter for Trowbridge

Trowbridge and Wiltshire councillor Jeff Osborn he is concerned about the future of Studley Green Youth Club, after equipment was removed from the Studley Green Community Centre.

Wiltshire Council’s youth service moved the equipment for storage at Court Mills in Polebarn Road, Trowbridge, as the council is no longer hiring the building as part of its new community model.

The budget cuts, announced in May, mean the responsibility for the organisation of youth services will be put onto local communities through their area boards from October.

However, Cllr Osborn said he has been contacted by residents in Studley Green who are worried about the future of youth services in the area.

He said: “No one knows what is going on and there is a worry about what is going to happen in the future.”

Kevin Sweeney, area manager for Wiltshire Council’s Youth Service, said that the equipment will be stored at Court Mills until there is a clear picture of ‘who is delivering what where’.

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10:45pm Fri 29 Aug 14

masie11 says...

Closing Youth Centre's s vey short sighted, bored Teenagers hanging
round estate's getting up to mischief putting pressure on the already over stretched PCSO
Closing Youth Centre's s vey short sighted, bored Teenagers hanging round estate's getting up to mischief putting pressure on the already over stretched PCSO masie11
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7:34am Sat 30 Aug 14

conkir says...

Another lot of house going to be built no doubt.
Another lot of house going to be built no doubt. conkir
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3:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

brandx says...

It seems that Wiltshire Council has abandoned responsibility for youth work. From what I hear the Studley Green Youth Centre played a vital role on the estate and was well regarded by both the locals and the police. To close it is surely false economy and the commjunity will end up paying the price.
It seems that Wiltshire Council has abandoned responsibility for youth work. From what I hear the Studley Green Youth Centre played a vital role on the estate and was well regarded by both the locals and the police. To close it is surely false economy and the commjunity will end up paying the price. brandx
  • Score: 2

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