Young people march on County Hall to protest against cuts

15:32 20 February 2014

The youth cuts protest at Devon County Hall. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 1889-08-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

The youth cuts protest at Devon County Hall. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 1889-08-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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AROUND 50 young people from Sidmouth and across Devon have today (Thursday) used their collective voices to speak out against cuts to the youth service.

Alfie Weaver being interviewed during the youth cuts protest at Devon County Hall. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 1873-08-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24Alfie Weaver being interviewed during the youth cuts protest at Devon County Hall. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 1873-08-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

A demonstration took place at County Hall ahead of a decision on plans to slash £970,000 from the provision.

The move could spell the end of many of Devon County Council’s youth centres so users have been asked to gather with ‘banners, flags, speeches, or just yourselves’.

Protest organiser Alfie Weaver said: “We needed everyone who wants their youth club to stay open to come.

“The only thing that will change [the councillors’] mind is seeing all the young people asking them to stop.

A petition against the cuts has already gathered more than 900 supporters.

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