Stop Warrington Youthzone

Stop Warrington Youthzone

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Chralotte Wallace started this petition to Steven Broomhead

Onside YouthZones have begun plans to build one of their YouthZones in Warrington.

This will almost certainly involve the shutting down of other youth services, as has been the pattern historically, in every area which has had a YouthZone built. This includes Birkenhead, Preston, and Wigan. Not only this, but it will also require the young people who use it to pay; something which many young people and their families in Warrington simply cannot afford. 

To make matters worse, the Youth Cafe in Warrington is being shut down in 2019. This conveniently coincides with the scheduled opening of the YouthZone: 2020.

All of these plans, including the plans for the building itself, have been devised without consulting young people or the local community or doing any work to gauge interest in this facility.

Moreover, the funding does not appear to add up. As part of their funding, they intend to use the fees they will charge visiting young people to make up 10% of their annual running costs. If we take their figure of 3,000 visiting young people (as a an associated rep has stated) this would require every single one of these young people to visit 6.5 times a week - a frankly unsustainable figure. Clearly, the YouthZone has been poorly thought out, while not taking into account the local community's views. This makes it even more important that we prevent the YouthZone from being established and instead protect our existing youth services.

Sign this petition to prevent this YouthZone from being created in Warrington and to retain the youth support system we already have.

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