Corsham gets £20k budget for youth services next year

This Is Wiltshire: Coun Laura Mayes, cabinet member for children's services Coun Laura Mayes, cabinet member for children's services

Corsham will have a £20,000 budget for youth services next year, under Wiltshire Council’s new community-led model.

In May the council confirmed it was changing the way its services for young people were operated, with responsibility for running youth centres devolved to the county’s 18 area boards.

Speaking at last Thursday’s Corsham Area Board, Councillor Laura Mayes, cabinet member for children’s services, set out the budget for the coming years.

The Corsham area, which includes the villages of Box, Lacock and Colerne, as well as the town itself, will have £10,845 to spend for the remainder of this year.

Then in 2015-16 the Area Board will manage a budget of £20,690.

Each of the county’s community areas will have a dedicated youth officer, who will replace the youth workers and coordinate services.

The new campus includes a room designed by youths for future activities.

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7:09pm Thu 31 Jul 14

whatisgoingon says...

The area board's in Wiltshire each have money that any young person group can apply for like the Scouts ect, so what about the young person that attend an open session at a youth centre, do they go to Scouts,Judo,sports centre's .
NO NO -young people that go to youth centre's do not have the money to pay for positive activites for young people as the WC put it .
So this one worker per area board, can they run an open session with vounteers NO! as most people want to be paid with the cost of living on the rise.
Why are these idiots in power, they don't live in the real world .
Last week Devizes Youth centre last session was Saturday ,but still the cabinet member for children services said no they are not closing until other alternatives places can be found by October,what places Devizes youth centre was attached to a leisure centre that will still be open to other lettings group, so WC still need to run the building, they can't sell it for flats .
The area board's in Wiltshire each have money that any young person group can apply for like the Scouts ect, so what about the young person that attend an open session at a youth centre, do they go to Scouts,Judo,sports centre's . NO NO -young people that go to youth centre's do not have the money to pay for positive activites for young people as the WC put it . So this one worker per area board, can they run an open session with vounteers NO! as most people want to be paid with the cost of living on the rise. Why are these idiots in power, they don't live in the real world . Last week Devizes Youth centre last session was Saturday ,but still the cabinet member for children services said no they are not closing until other alternatives places can be found by October,what places Devizes youth centre was attached to a leisure centre that will still be open to other lettings group, so WC still need to run the building, they can't sell it for flats . whatisgoingon
  • Score: 3

9:23am Sat 2 Aug 14

Elboo1992 says...

Our MP Duncan Hames is on board to save Wilts youth services, so perhaps there is hope, though once all the buildings are sold off to property developers it's hard to envisage any sort of decent provision. Corsham's spanking new Springfield Campus has generous facilities (a huge room & funky furniture etc) allocated for use by youth clubs - why- when they've just effectively slashed the service.

Will volunteers surge forward to run the youth clubs, the libraries, the adult care service? This is the WC vision. They call it 'community engagement'. The rest of us call it cost-cutting. Roll on the local elections!
Our MP Duncan Hames is on board to save Wilts youth services, so perhaps there is hope, though once all the buildings are sold off to property developers it's hard to envisage any sort of decent provision. Corsham's spanking new Springfield Campus has generous facilities (a huge room & funky furniture etc) allocated for use by youth clubs - why- when they've just effectively slashed the service. Will volunteers surge forward to run the youth clubs, the libraries, the adult care service? This is the WC vision. They call it 'community engagement'. The rest of us call it cost-cutting. Roll on the local elections! Elboo1992
  • Score: 4

11:34am Thu 7 Aug 14

kimcrawley says...

More of the same old spin - dressing up cuts as an improvement to services. Considering WC employs a full time spin doctor, you would expect them to come up with something better.
More of the same old spin - dressing up cuts as an improvement to services. Considering WC employs a full time spin doctor, you would expect them to come up with something better. kimcrawley
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