In The South

Greens support Youth Service campaigners protest

Besi Besemar January 9, 2017

Green Group of Councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council support campaigners fighting to save the city’s voluntary and community youth services from being cut.

Cllr Alex Phillips

Ahead of the Children, Young People and Skills Committee this afternoon at 4pm, Green Councillors including Committee members Alex Phillips and Amanda Knight met with campaigners to hear their concerns and also plan to oppose the cuts.

Cllr Amanda Knight
Cllr Amanda Knight

Councillor Amanda Knight, who sits on the Children, Young People and Skills Committee, said: “Today we were in full support of the campaign to save the community’s youth services.

The fact that young people are coming forward loudly and clearly to save youth services is yet another testament to the fantastic, engaged and politically active young people we have in our city. This is more than just about money; these cuts jeopardise the guidance, advice and support young people deserve, campaign for and need. More than 3,000 young people use these services every year. Plans to cut them sends a sad message about how we value the potential of our future generations.

I spoke to the city’s young people and most importantly listened. The Green Group will also be asking some serious questions about the nature of these cuts and will not be complicit as young people’s voices are pushed aside.”