Local MP Yvette Cooper has joined local councillors and Police & Crime Commissioner candidate Mark Burns Williamson to campaign for youth services in Normanton despite Government cuts.
Cuts in Government funding have meant The Shed in Haw Hill Park closed after a member of staff couldn’t be replaced and the Well Project on Sunny Bank is under threat too. So local councillors are looking for new ways to support and re-open services including backing a Big Lottery Bid for the Well project that could be used to help maintain the Shed too.
Yvette is also urging local businesses and community organisations in Normanton to pull together and see what can be done to help young people in the area who are being hardest hit by government cuts.
Yvette Cooper MP said:
“Youth services are being heavily hit by Government cuts. Yet everyone knows it makes a real difference if young people have things to do and places to go - giving them more opportunities and preventing long term problems like antisocial behaviour too.
The Government is making short term and wrong decisions that will cost us all more later on. We need to do everything we can to support Normanton young people and the local community
That's why we're backing the Lottery Bid for the Well Project to support its excellent work and to get the Hut reopened too. Council funding is being hit by £22m in cuts. That's why we need everyone in the community, including businesses and community groups, to pull together and see what can be done.”