|Protest against threatened youth centre closures last year|
Two years on I have received a message from a local youth activist who wants to publicise what s/he sees as new problems. I believe in giving youth a voice so reprint what s/he wrote below and invite youth and those involved with the Youth Service and Youth Parliament to respond. I make no personal judgment about the veracity of the comments but it is important that the issue is aired.
I see you are writing a blog about Wembley as this came up during my searches for Wembley news. It is very good indeed. I have recently been getting wind of anger from teenagers in Brent about the youth service.. people are complaining about officers taking control of youth activities and "children and young people" are being left out in the cold. I draw your attention to one Facebook status:Please use the Comment facility or send me an e-mail with your views.
"I cannot believe that a Brent Council officer in the Youth Service can get away with refusing to allow Brent youth radio members to have a Lead Councillor present in a meeting with them and him.
X is correct when he says that this is serious and suspicious stuff and exactly what the prime minister has been talking about.
Council officers need to be more accountable and transparent in their dealings.
More young people should be educated about the need to Vote."
Extremely worrying I'm sure you will agree. I am also hearing that the BYP or Brent Youth Parliament has had members arguing the same thing.. One person contacted me saying:
"BYP has become rigged. We have elections next month and the officers are showcasing who they want to be elected. Nobody else stands a chance."
If something is written on the matter by yourself something could be done! Please consider it.
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