Council saves Seaton youth project

Funding for drop-in centre secured until March next year - thanks to Seaton Town Council.

SEATON Town Council, during a special meeting called by the mayor, Bob Palacio, agreed to save a youth project in the resort.

The council approved funding of �3,000 for the Seaton Library-based drop-in centre after Devon County Council said it was going to cut the funding with immediate effect.

Councillor Julia Roebuck, deputy mayor of Seaton, said: “The council approved the funding of �3,000 to keep it open until March.

“I don’t know what will happen after that. I hope Seaton Town Council will approve funding for another year.”

The scheme allows children aged 11 to 19 to attend drop-in sessions where they can use an internet caf�, play on the Nintendo Wii and get involved in a variety of activities - from arts and crafts, cookery and photography to personal development.

Councillor Roebuck added: “I think it is vital; it is one of a few things done for young people in the town.

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“It’s not a club, it’s just somewhere young people can go and meet new friends and hang out with them.

“It has been very popular and really successful.”

The youth drop -in centre was originally started as a pilot scheme in June 2009.

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