Summit for Derbyshire’s youth

A SUMMIT is to be held in response to cuts to the county’s youth services.

The Derbyshire Labour Party will hold the event on April 21, at Alfreton Town School, at 10am.

Among those at the conference will be young people, UNITE, local MPs Toby Perkins, Natascha Engel and Dennis Skinner, as well as Rob Johnston, TUC regional secretary, and Cllr Anne Western, Derbyshire Labour Group leader.

Cllr Western said: “Young people are already facing a nightmare scenario of record youth unemployment, the trebling of university tuition fees and the scrapping of the Education Maintenance Allowance.

“They face the awful prospect of being the first generation to be worse off than their parents. And yet this Council compounds the misery by closing the youth service.”