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Youth and community workers: ‘Coventry cuts will hit our clubs’

Issue No. 2167

Protesting at Coventry council (Pic: Pete Jackson)

Protesting at Coventry council (Pic: Pete Jackson)

Youth and community workers for Coventry council last week protested against £360,000 of cuts which will hit some of the most vulnerable young people in the city.

The workers were joined outside the town hall by a coach load of young people and service users who are angry at the possible loss of projects that they are involved in.

Tory-controlled Coventry council has already made £300,000 of cuts – hitting frontline services for children of primary age, after-school clubs and summer play schemes.

This has already led to 40 workers taking retirement, redundancy or redeployment.

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Tue 1 Sep 2009, 19:16 BST
Issue No. 2167
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