Support for youth shelter

PUBLISHED: 19:28 01 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:40 15 June 2010

A youth shelter could be built in the skateboard park at Seaton, after town councillors gave their support to the idea.

A youth shelter could be built in the skateboard park at Seaton, after town councillors gave their support to the idea.The shelter, which could cost anything between £4,000 and £10,000, will provide a sheltered spot for the teenagers to meet, whilst keeping them visible to the public.During the monthly full council meeting, Mayor Sandra Semple said: "The feeling is this will take the young people where they prefer to be and where the police prefer them to be."She said the council would ask East Devon District Council and Devon County Council for funding, as they each had their responsibilities.At the meeting, on Tuesday, March 20, Councillor Pepita Collins suggested the teenagers should have a say in the shelter as they would be the ones to use it.The details of the funding and design will be delegated to the finance and general purposes committee.


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