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That sounds good H, the younger kids can then watch the antics of the older kids on a Friday night, and start apeing them! :wink:

 

Exactly!

....and the drug dealers have a whole new potential market delivered to them!

 

Facilities for young people should be provided within the community in which they live. Local venues run by local people attended by local youths to promote community cohesion.

There are plenty of church/village halls in the community which could be utilised...which could also do with the funds.

 

The only reason for creating a youth centre in Bridge st is so that the council can dip their fingers into the pot provided for communities and get ?100,000 rent for premises that no business wants.

 

That money was allocated for the benefit of communities, it should be spent in the communities.

 

Bridge st is a disaster zone through bad planning, instead of trying to cover up the mess the council should get it sorted!!!!

...... and not by taking money out of the communities funds! :twisted::twisted::twisted:

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Is there such a thing as "community" anymore, or are we now merely a collection of individuals bent on self gratification, exacerbated by disfunctional family backgrounds? :?:cry:

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SHA, Spot on.

 

We tried to tap into that grant when we knew about it via the council.

We then got told that the money had gone. High-jacked for the "Town" youth centre, by the council.

 

How many parents are going to be happy about their young children going to town on whatever night?

 

 

obs, do you have inside information on the demise of the communities?

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I think there is more than a bit of negativity in the postings. The town centre has gradually slipped into a no go area.

 

A youth centre might be a first step in redressing the balance. I would guess most of the activities would be in the evening before Bridge street turns into a monster.

 

From a town centre youth club (YMCA). many many young people enriched their lives, achieving success up to international level and making friends and interests for life.

 

Happy days

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Completely agree with you both there Sha and Peter.

 

Should the council just be allowed to 'hijack' such grant money though. Should the public not be consulted as to how and where it is spent/wanted/needed and more importantly as already said wether kids will use the town centre location.

 

Personally I wouldn't want my son travelling into town at night to go to a youth club on Bridge Street (and I'm sure in the same way he wouldn't want his mum or dad dropping him off and picking him up :lol:).

 

Quite ironic really as people in Lymm are fighting to save their local club and are working hard to develop it as a new youth and local community centre but Warrington Borough Council are imposing a rent of ?4500 per year and ONLY agreeing to a one year lease with one year's notice. :roll:

 

Very community spirited eh :evil:

 

PS Peter.... Obs has probably caused the demise of the community where he lives :lol:

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The Bolton Lads & Girls Club has proved to be a great success, indeed it is being held up as an example for other towns to follow. Substantial funds are available to set up similar centrally located clubs.

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The Bolton Lads & Girls Club has proved to be a great success, indeed it is being held up as an example for other towns to follow. Substantial funds are available to set up similar centrally located clubs.

 

so why did the council have to nick the communities money if other substantial grants are available?

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Maybe because they 'can' :evil::roll:

 

It would be interesting to know just how much money is 'taken' from the various pots of allocated money that were originally given for other causes.

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The problem with this subject is that being a social issue, it tends to be subjective, there is no clear evidence on outcomes per ? invested. What proportion of "youths" currently use what's available at the moment - Scouts, Guides, Air/Sea/Army Cadets etc? :? Are parents prepared to risk little Jonny or Jane out on their own, with the ubiquitous peadophiles? Do little Jonny or Jane prefer their own private space (bedroom), with their ipods and PCs?

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I think there is more than a bit of negativity in the postings. The town centre has gradually slipped into a no go area.

 

A youth centre might be a first step in redressing the balance. I would guess most of the activities would be in the evening before Bridge street turns into a monster.

 

From a town centre youth club (YMCA). many many young people enriched their lives, achieving success up to international level and making friends and interests for life.

 

Happy days

 

IF the council "supported" local youth centres instead of making life difficult for them, there would be NO need for one in town which is a magnet for drink and drugs.

The attraction should be on the doorstep, not out of one's local vicinity.

WHO will monitor there travel home afterwards?

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Not sure life's changed that much in this regard; as kids, we used to hang around shop windows with our peers - perhaps the only difference being, that if someone complained to the police, a copper on foot would give you slap on the back of the legs with his cape, and if you snitched to Dad, he would probably give you an even bigger clout! Mind you, no Ipods or PCs to retreat to them days. Would we use the youth club - not really - too many fights with competing gangs. :roll:

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