Tag Archives: YMCA

Youth Charity Time’s Running Out


According to two very significant Charities, the “Youth services are under threat and they have lost opportunities for young people”. This statement comes as the subtitle of this report that has just been published this month. The two charities are … Continue reading

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Youth provision has been stripped out over the last 10 years


I recall very clearly how the Conservative Party used to regularly comment about the decisions taken by the Labour Party in their 13 years length Government. As it happens several of our local Conservative MPs made these comments over the … Continue reading

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The Youth Charter will fail without sufficient funding!


The announcement on Thursday of a new Youth Charter by the Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Mims Davies sounds very positive “This is an important commitment to a generation for a generation. The Youth Charter will be a clear … Continue reading

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Another dreadful gap in Governmental understanding


Homelessness is a very complex issue, when one takes into account sofa surfing, inadequately and temporarily housed people as well as the very visible rough sleepers who may spend time on our pavements but may also retreat to squats or … Continue reading

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Thank you for all you did last night


Every weekend in most of our major towns and cities the night time economy is supported by a range of volunteers who give up their time to keep the party goers, stag do’s and other drinkers and dancers safe. Its … Continue reading

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Some perspective for Sunday morning


The following words were spoken by a man known as Frank Judd in the days when he was a Labour MP, and now Lord Judd in the House of Lords where he has been a member since 1991. His speech … Continue reading

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One visit will not change lives


The visit to Cardinal Newman School in Brighton this week, by Jeremy Hunt was very welcome, coming during mental health awareness week. The visit was used to highlight a partnership between the cities Clinical Commissioning Group, Brighton and Hove City Council … Continue reading

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A game of at least two sides


There are some strange elements to the story this morning that the Football Association is to lose £1.6M from its £30M funding provided by Sports England. On the very positive side of the story the promise from Alex Horne, CEO … Continue reading

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A future for all of us


The period between this morning and the afternoon of the 2nd October is the political equivalent of the Olympic Games without the lavish opening or closing ceremony or indeed any medals. The venues will change from event to event as they did with … Continue reading

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How to avoid offence


In the context of a Summer of disturbances in some of our major cities we in Sussex are grateful that the copy cat actions did not reach our County boundaries. Some early indications of trouble were picked up in Crawley and … Continue reading

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