The closure of youth centres in and around Coventry City will leave kids without places to go to have fun, make friends and socialise with the community. As a child myself who attends the xcel leisure centre which Is one of the centres rumoured for closure I am utterly devastated and I will do everything and anything to prevent it. In the xcel leisure centre I attend Canley youth theatre a group which has inspired hope, laughter and tears. In the centre itself lies so many memories and I consider it as a home it is our centre and the Coventry City Council cannot close it down. Coventry City Council should research the great work Canley youth theatre has done and all the other groups which are in the centre to realise what an amazing effect it has on young people like myself. Not only would you be taking down a building you would be taking down a museum of living memories. People need to realise that not all kids are wreckless juveniles and our centre proves that. We have kids of all different backgrounds, races, religions and sexualities however we are all one big family and we all enjoy where we are and what we do. We don't want this great sense of unity friendship, family taking away or the transferable skills we learn everything we attend. It will take away young people's spirits and it will diminish the strong community we share together. Please sign this petition to help this cause. Thank you.