Dear Supporter: Thank you, for your support. It’s been a mad few weeks, but this is only the start of our campaign to save Warwickshire County Council’s Youth Service. I have just closed the online petition at www.petition.co.uk however the e-petition on the Warwickshire County Council will remain open until Tuesday 1st February 2011.
There were 545 pages of paper petitions received. There were 531 comments left on the online petition.The number of signatures achieved since mid-November is broken down below: Online petition www.petition.co.uk = 1473 Online petition www.warwickshire.gov.uk = 998
545 paper petitions = 8830 Total signatures received Unite Petition = 11,301
This total does not include those petitions that were independently arranged i.e. Shipston, Lillington & Campion, Rugby Youth Service or Rugby Liberal Democrats. These may be able to be aggregated into our total. Total signatures received independent petitions = 1445
So therefore the grand total of signatures to be submitted to Warwickshire County Council at 12pm, Monday 31st January 2011 on the steps of Shire Hall will be: 12,746
These figures are subject to the confirmation of the County Council’s Democratic Services Manager.
The County Council meets on Tuesday 15th February from 10am at Shire Hall in Warwick to debate their budget proposals and based on the overwhelming support that this petition has generated I do hope on behalf of all those who supported the petition that they have a full debate about this outrageous proposal to “Cease the Youth Service”
There is also an indoor rally in Solihull on Saturday 12th February to support the work of youth Services nationwide further details from http://chooseyouth.org
Thank you again for your support, Chris Spreadbury
Vice Chair, CYWU/Unite Warwickshire Branch