Young­sters told: ‘use it or lose it’ as coun­cil saves club

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS -

CAERNAR­FON town coun­cil­lors have stepped in to save a pop­u­lar youth club fol­low­ing the de­ci­sion of Gwynedd Coun­cil to close it.

They have unan­i­mously voted to pro­vide fi­nan­cial sup­port to keep the Pen­rallt Youth Club open two evenings a week.

Cllr Cem­lyn Wil­liams said: “This is as a re­sult of lengthy dis­cus­sions and ne­go­ti­a­tions with Gwynedd Coun­cil of­fi­cials over re­cent months. De­spite the fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties all coun­cils face, the town coun­cil be­lieves that in­vest­ing in our fu­ture is of para­mount im­por­tance.

“How­ever, the coun­cil will re­view its de­ci­sion ev­ery year. So to the young peo­ple of Caernar­fon we say – use it or lose it.”

The Mayor of Caernar­fon, Cllr Eiri­ona Hughes, said: “The town coun­cil is re­spond­ing to lob­by­ing, not only by the young peo­ple them­selves, but also their par­ents. We have lis­tened to what they have said and have de­cided that the club will be open on Wed­nes­days evenings for Year 8 and over and Fri­day evenings for year 7 & 8.”

Clerk to the Coun­cil Kather­ine Owen said: “This is yet an­other ex­am­ple of both coun­cils work­ing to­gether to main­tain a muchloved and es­sen­tial youth service at Pen­rallt.”

This service will start in Oc­to­ber and last for a pe­riod of 30 weeks.

This is in ad­di­tion to the new service model be­ing in­tro­duced by Gwynedd Coun­cil which will be held on other evenings. More de­tails will fol­low about the new service – but it does mean that the young peo­ple of Caernar­fon will not be los­ing out.

● Cllrs Eiri­ona Hughes and Cem­lyn Wil­liams with coun­cil clerk Kather­ine Owen at Pen­rallt Youth Club

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