Below is an extract from the minutes of North Somerset Council meeting on 21st February, and the results of the vote on the amendment to save Youth Services. 39 Tory councillors voted against saving Youth Services, with 15 Green, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Independent councillors voting to try to save them. The full minutes of the meeting are at: http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/cairo/docs/doc23252.htm
Amendment: Moved by Councillor Leimdorfer and seconded by Councillor Bell-
“ To increase the budget of Children and Young People’s Services by £350,000, The main purpose of this is to enable continuation of Youth Club provision, whether by direct North Somerset provision or in partnership with parish and town councils.”
Eight Members signified their support for a named vote.
For the Amendment (15):
Bob Bateman, Mike Bell, Mark Canniford,
Andy Cole, Geoff Coombs, John Crockford-Hawley, Donald Davies, Catherine Gibbons, Hugh Gregor, Tom Leimdorfer, Ian Parker, Robert Payne, Debbie Stone, Richard Tucker, Deborah Yamanaka.
Against the Amendment (39):
Abstension (1): Tony Moulin.
The Amendment was lost.