Monday, 19 December 2011

Youth March - 19th December 2011

You can hear the Youth Services campaign leader Charlie Lane and Helen Thornton from North Somerset UNISON talking about Youth Services with Councillor Jeremy Blatchford on BBC Radio Bristol this morning on the iplayer for the next 7 days. Fast forward to 1 hour 35 minutes into the progamme:

BBC video of the march is here:

Members of Nailsea, Portishead, Clevedon, Weston and Pill Youth Clubs marched through Weston super Mare in the pouring rain today. Here are some photos of the march, protesting outside the town hall, and then Charlie Lane speaking directly to Councillor Jeremy Blatchford.

A great banner - "Blatchford Get Your Facts Right".

Liberal Democrat councillor Mike Bell with the protestors.

Councillor Blatchford was on Radio Bristol this morning saying that the young people would need to make an appointment if they wanted to see him. He obviously realised his mistake and came back from a meeting at Nailsea to talk to them outside the town hall today.

Charlie Lane tells Councillor Blatchford that North Somerset Council are concentrating too much on older people and not investing in young people who are the future.

Charlie Lane tells Councillor Blatchford that she attended a council meeting where councillors were more interested in whether or not they'd have to pay for parking than in providing youth services.

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