The announced cuts in the Warwickshire County Council Youth Service could lead to Kenilworth's Youth and Community Centre being closed. The current management committee believe that this would be a tremendous loss for the whole Kenilworth community, especially its young people and users of the centre like the Spring Playgroup. We are not prepared to stand by and see that happen.
So the committee is preparing to bid to take over the centre from the council in order to maintain youth services, and the activities in the centre. The committee will be establishing a charity which aims to be running the centre by the autumn, subject to agreement with Warwickshire County Council, and being able to develop a sustainable plan.
The new charity, with the working name of The Kenilworth Centre, will work closely with other local organisations, and the Kenilworth people, to maintain youth services and ensure the centre continues to be used for the benefit of all.
John Whitehouse, Chair of the Management Committee, said, 'With the support of Kenilworth people and organisations, we believe we can continue the real community contribution that has been made in the activities supported by the centre, and the professional youth work it delivers.'
Potential supporters should contact the centre on 01926 855205 or email enquiries@theKenilworthCentre.com