- Cut £315,000.00 from the youth budget
- Closed local youth clubs which it is selling off as part of its asset stripping policy
- Closed community centres used by local volunteers to run youth facilities
I think these are big mistakes. We need to provide our local young people with interesting things to do that will help occupy their time and energy. My Labour colleagues and I are not alone in this view locally as H&F Council actually carried out a MORI poll to find out what local people cared about. A very large number said they felt there was a need for more and better youth facilities. It's good that H&F Council has now agreed to carry out a review of youth issues with a commission but it must also reverse its cuts if it is to seriously address this important priority.
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