VIDEO: About 50 people protest outside Scunthorpe Civic Centre against changes by North Lincolnshire Council to youth services
Around 50 people protested against changes to youth services in North Lincolnshire outside the Civic Centre in Scunthorpe yesterday (Tuesday Feb 19).
The council's controlling Conservative Group say the changes, which will see services commissioned by the authority from other organisations, will lead to more activities for youngsters at times they want to participate in them.
However, protesters say it will lead to redundancies and cuts to the service that is delivered.
Protesters held banners exclaiming ‘No Cuts’ and ‘Not in my name’ as well as ‘Waltham – Y U No Listen’.
Gravestones with the words ‘RIP The Base’ were also held up – as other protesters played guitars shouting: ‘This is what democracy looks like’.
An extraordinary meeting was held last night (Tuesday) following the North Lincolnshire Council budget meeting.
The meeting was called by Labour councillors – asking the council to reconsider its decision.
The authority, which is Conservative controlled, did not reconsider it's decision, meaning that the changes will go ahead as outlined.