Tuesday, 25 February 2014


Staffordshire County Council is planning to slash £4.5 million from youth services funding across Newcastle and Staffordshire. 120 trained youth service workers face the sack and all 38 youth centres including many across Newcastle could be closed. These cuts would have a devastating effect on young people, parents, carers and communities in which young people live, study, volunteer and work.

TUSC 2014 Kidsgrove Save Youth Services
Campaigning outside the shops in Kidsgrove today
Socialist Party members and TUSC supporters were out in the centre of Newcastle last Saturday and today in Kidsgrove we received an excellent response to our campaign against the threat to our Youth services.
  • We call on Staffordshire County Council to stop this attack on our young people and protect jobs and youth services instead.
  • We also call on Newcastle Borough Council to a) put maximum pressure on the County Council to stop their plans and b) to pledge that no youth centres in Newcastle will be closed.
  • Newcastle council should call on other district, town and parish councils across the county to do the same.