County invests in Colyton's youth

PUBLISHED: 13:53 13 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:48 15 June 2010

COLYTON will gain £160,000 from the sale of Exeter International Airport for youth facilities.

COLYTON will gain £160,000 from the sale of Exeter International Airport - for youth facilities.A youth centre has been proposed for the almost 1,000 young people aged 11-19 in the immediate catchment area, to deliver a range of services and promote personal and social development.At present there is only a mobile unit, which visits once a week. The centre is expected to offer services provided by Devon County Council's Youth Offending Team, Connexions services, drug and alcohol services and other, voluntary sector services.County councillor Barry Nicholson said: "The provision of a permanent, integrated youth centre will be a welcome asset for the area. Indeed, money well spent.


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