Consultation on future youth service to begin

ACTIVITIES for young people are set to be reviewed as council chiefs look at ways to save cash.

Under new proposals revealed by Derbyshire County Council activities for teenagers including youth clubs and mobile services, would no longer be provided by the authority.

A ten week consultation on the proposed changes to the way youth activities are offered will begin on Monday, January 9.

The authority is proposing to work more closely with voluntary and community organisation to help them deliver services for 13 to 19 year olds, rather than directly providing them.

The council says this will give more young people greater opportunities to take part in activities when and where they want them.

Under the plans the council would continue to provide qualified youth workers and a youth activities grants scheme, to support new projects, will be launched.

The council will also carry out a review of its youth centres to transfer or dispose of the buildings.

To take part in the consultation go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/youthservice2012.

To request a paper copy of the consultation questionnaire contact Bish Sharif on 01629 535700.

The consultation ends at midnight on Sunday, March 18.