The previous Cabinet and Full Council took a decision to redesign the current Youth Service to ensure that a savings target of £550k was achieved over a 3 year period.
Some significant changes were implemented last year which boosted high school pupils access to youth workers. Feedback from high schools has been very positive however there was a reduction from 13 to five evening youth clubs operating in the county. These clubs are still operating in Brecon, Llandrindod Wells, Newtown, Welshpool and Ystradgynlais but all the other youth clubs closed.
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Two options have now been put forward to allow the service to achieve the remaining £220k saving target. We’d like your views on these.
We (Powys County Council’s Youth Service) will continue to:
but we will need to …
We (Powys County Council’s Youth Service) would completely change the way the youth service operates by:
This would however mean that we would:
Why do savings have to be made in the first place?
The council has to reduce it’s spending across all its services. It saved £9.6m last financial year and has more savings to find.