7 August 2012
Press release number:PR1871
Redbridge young people are being asked for their views and
comments on a range of potential savings that will affect the
Borough's youth services.
The Council needs to make £696,000 worth of savings in 2013/14
from young people's services.
The services affected include;
- Connexions, a careers information advice and guidance service
for vulnerable young people
- Youth Offending and Targeted Prevention Service which works
with young offenders and other young people to get them back on
track and move away from criminal activity and anti-social
- Youth Service which runs the Borough's Youth Centres and other
accredited youth activities including the Duke of Edinburgh
Councillor Keith Prince, Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian
Bond, Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Alan Weinberg,
Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Councillor Robin
Turbefield, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Youth Services all met
with the Youth Council in July to explain some of the tough choices
ahead for the Council.
They promised the Youth Council that before making any cuts they
would ask them what their priorities are for the coming year and
for their views on the savings options.
Consultation will take place over the next four weeks with the
Youth Council and young people who use youth services.
Young people will have until Monday 10 September to give their