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Save our youth service protestors rock Town Hall

by mikebell on 15 November, 2011

The council chamber at Weston-super-Mare Town Hall rocked to the chants and protests of young people tonight. Dozens of young campaigners, supported by their friends and families, lobbied councillors ahead of a council meeting in a bid to stop massive £600,000 cuts to youth services being proposed as part of the North Somerset Council budget […]

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Wrangle over call to make water park free for 2012

by mikebell on 4 November, 2011

OPPONENTS of Weston’s water park charge say the fee should be scrapped after it was revealed that it earned the council less money than was spent on employing people to collect it. Although the Weston Town Council-run attraction brought in almost £14,000 in income from May to September, that was outstripped by the fact that […]

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Youth cuts could lead to trouble

by mikebell on 18 October, 2011

PROPOSALS to slash the youth service budget by 75 per cent could be ‘stirring up trouble for the future’. Conservative-led North Somerset Council is looking to reduce the service’s budget by over £800,000 by 2013 in a drastic move which will see the 25 youth workers employed across the district lose their jobs. Opposition members […]

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Aged 11 – 18 and want your voice heard?

by Holly Young on 1 September, 2011

Weston-super-Mare Youth Council need more members. If you are aged 11 – 18 and live in Weston-super-Mare then this could be the opportunity for you! Youth Councillors have the opportunity to represent the young people’s view on events and provision for all young people in Weston-super-Mare and to use their energy to effect change in […]

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