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Wiveliscombe Youth Centre saved from council cutbacks

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: October 17, 2012

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A youth centre in Somerset that was facing closure has been saved.

Wiveliscombe Youth Centre was included as part of Somerset County Council’s cuts to youth services which aimed to save £2.25m over three years.

The centre has been taken on by the 10 Communities Youth Group, whose chairman Eddie Gaines said closure would have been terrible for young people as there was not much in the area to entertain them.

“We’ve secured all the equipment the council had collected for youth club activities, which we can now use,” he said.

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