While the local Councillors have held a public meeting and been quite vocal about the phantom prospect of development in the local greenbelt, they haven’t been talking at all about the fact that Walsall Council is selling off Aldridge Manor Youth Club building and intends to replace the facility – operating for four decades in it’s base – with a vague, unfeasible and daft ‘Pop-up’ travelling youth service.
That’s right, while you were distracted, one of the oldest services for local kids, that many of us attended in our youth has been sold down the river without so much as a whimper from those who are elected and employed to keep us informed.
This is the start of the gradual dismantling of such youth services throughout the borough. It’s an easy cut to make for politicians, knowing the victims are mostly below the age of electoral responsibility.
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