Hello, we are parents of teenagers living in Devon. Our County Council plan to shut down all the youth centres (80) in Devon, and we are shocked and upset about this. Over 12,000 young people use Devon Youth Service each year. This shows that this essential service is very well used and provides teenagers with the safety, support, help and advice from professional youth workers that they need (and cannot get elsewhere).
Without your support all youth centres will close and will not be reopened - so we need your help to fight for Devon's youth clubs. Maybe you have teenagers who need a safe place to go, or need support with issues that only the youth centres can provide? Hopefully, you can empathise with this:
You can help us by adding a comment/complaint on this Council youth consultation website: www.new.devon.gov.uk/youthreview
or (this will be even more helpful), please sign and advertise to as many people as possible this online petition: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/john-hart-protect-our-youth-services-from-budget-cuts
The loss of youth centres in rural areas, some hugely deprived, would be a terrible decision affecting thousands of teenagers. Please help us to make our voices heard. Thank you.