The Brighton’Protect Youth Services’ campaign continues to display remarkable energy and creativity – see Facebook page.
Evidently such was the impact of young people at Monday’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee, the sharpness of their questioning, that the Chair, Councillor Tom Bewick has announced he will relinquish his role as Labour’s lead on children and young people.
Brighton and Hove children’s chief steps down – Brighton and Hove News
Green Group statement on Councillor Tom Bewick stepping down as Labour Council’s lead on Children, Young People and Skills
According to the Greens, Tom Bewick was quick to expose problems in Labour’s youth service cuts to the media and at yesterday’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee, even described Labour’s cuts plans as ‘short-sighted.’
Meanwhile the campaign is in the throes of planning a protest march on January 28 – see Facebook page
Brighton & Hove City Council plan to cut 80% of the Youth Services budget, so we plan to march from the Old Steine (War Memorial) to the Clock Tower to Brighton Station. At Brighton Station there will be some speeches and then we will make our way to the upstairs of Grand Central Pub (across the street) if people want to. The march will be from about 1pm-2pm then the Pub will be 2pm-5pm. Join us.
If you are from the South-East and can make it, your presence on the march would be a real boost to the struggle.