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Oxfordshire youth services OX

Oxfordshire County Council is putting forward proposals for changes to services for young people ahead of having to make anticipated savings of £155m up to 2015 and is inviting local communities to come up with alternative provision as part of the Government’s Big Society agenda. Many youth centres offering diverse services will close with others providing ‘hubs’ for a much wider area.

Again, they are proposing that existing services will be replaced by volunteers on a ‘pick and mix’ basis:

“We are keen to hear from any communities who would wish to take on facilities that are proposed to have their council funding streams stopped in line with the Government’s ambitions for a Big Society with people deciding for themselves what services they would like to support in their locality.” Cllr Keith Mitchell, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council. 26 November 2010.

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