Warwickshire to close youth centres keeping five

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Youth centres across Warwickshire will close with five kept as centres of excellence, a council has agreed.

The county council has confirmed it needs to make cuts of £33m in its youth services.

Almost 360 people are employed in the youth sector, and unions have said they fear up to 80% could lose their jobs.

Warwickshire County Council agreed the proposals which see centres in Atherstone, Camp Hill, Lillington, Studley and Nuneaton stay open.

It is hoped that volunteers will step in to help with the remaining 18 youth centres.

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