We’ve just received the following notice from Kerry Jenkins, secretary of the alliance, Choose Youth, of which we are a member.
Only today, Cheshire West and Chester Council announced that they are to outsource their youth services. Yet another casualty of this government’s austerity programme.
We have just started the petition “Protect Services for Young People” and hope you will both add your name to it and also promote it widely. The more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of it succeeding so it will need us all to really make a huge push to get people to sign up.
You can read more and sign the petition here: http://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/chooseyouth
There are easy ways of sharing the petition with others – all you need to do is forward this email or share the link on Facebook or Twitter:
Whilst we could do with discussing more the issue of the Labour Party and whether its own track record gives any recent indication that it ‘gets’ youth work, this initiative deserves our support. The petition is addressed to Ed Miliband and premised on the implication that Labour is committed to a statutory youth service. We would encourage supporters to sign and distribute as widely as possible.