Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Whitton's New Youth Hub Opens

On Saturday 7th December Whitton Councillor, Gareth Elliott, and Conservative candidate for Whitton, Grant Healy, visited Whitton’s newest addition to the High Street, the Whitton Youth Hub.

The new youth zone provides children and young people with access to a gym, cinema, computers, and a youth café as well as vital one-to-one support and group work programmes for the borough’s most vulnerable youngsters.

The Conservatives in Whitton have delivered a top notch youth hub for our young people. Unlike the Liberal Democrats who had proposed shoe-horning a youth café into a small shop on the high street, which would not have been fit for purpose, the Conservative administration has provided a facility that is able to cater for a variety of our young people’s needs. Not only would the Liberal proposal have set up a tax payer funded café in the high street, competing against already struggling businesses, the building suggested was too small to be properly utilised. By converting the Britannia Lane site Whitton’s new youth hub can offer our young people a gym, cinema evenings and a café.

Cllr Gareth Elliott, Whitton’s Conservative Ward Councillor said: “Whitton’s Youth Hub is a fantastic facility for our young people and a great use of the Britannia Lane building. Unlike the Liberals we have thought about what our young people actually want and developed a facility to match those expectations. I can’t wait to see it in use.”

Grant Healy, said: "It's so important that we ensure that our young people are given a stake and a voice in the community, to show they are valued as much as anyone else - respect goes both ways"

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