Gloucestershire

Campaign under way to save Nailsworth's youth centre

A campaign is under way in a Gloucestershire town to save its 50-year-old youth club.

The Nailsworth club is closing as part of county council cuts, which also include reducing library opening hours and the scaling back of road repairs.

The council voted on Thursday to support cuts - including 1,000 job losses - to bridge a £108m funding gap.

A banner was unveiled on Friday urging people to e-mail their protests to the council's leader.

'Let down'

Nailsworth's mayor Steve Robertson said: "We're feeling really let down with the cuts to these services and with the county expecting volunteers to do this work.

"I understand there's got to be some cuts, but it's hitting people who need services more than ever."

He added that the town's 120 youngsters who used the centre would have nowhere else to go.

The banner reads: "Save Nailsworth Youth Club from Closure" and includes the e-mail address of council leader Mark Hawthorne.

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