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Money Invested In Monk Bretton To Help Youngsters

Tuesday April 8 2014

MORE than £100,000 is being invested in a bid to reduce the amount of youngsters socialising on street corners and in parks.

Monk Bretton is to benefit from a three-year Lottery-funded project, and builds on successful street-based youth work schemes that have been delivered in the village since 2009.

It will be led by the Youth Association which has been commissioned to help young people learn new skills through healthy activities and develop employment prospects through local volunteering.

The association aims to work with about 600 young people across the length of the programme.

Sir Steve Houghton, leader of Barnsley Council, welcomed the £106,162 investment, which will see projects starting this month.

He said: "The Youth Association has worked in Monk Bretton over a number of years and has had a number of hugely successful projects which we hope can continue in future."

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Reply Posted by Steve on Tuesday April 8 2014 at 15:35
Youths congregating on street corners is problem all over the area and not just in Monk Bretton, if he walked around his own area of Cudworth he would see that, and a major reason for that is Sir Steve Houghton and his council have closed most of the youth clubs that where set up to get the youths off the streets. But i suppose he would welcome it even though his council have not funded it.

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Tuesday April 8 2014 at 15:49
Is this the village of Monk Bretton or the Monk Bretton Ward that would include Lundwood?!

Reply Posted by Tut! on Tuesday April 8 2014 at 15:58
Is the plan to close the Dorothy Hyman still ongoing? If so thats abit silly eh? Kids need places to go,thats why they congregate. Give them somewhere suitable and they will use it.

Reply Posted by Tracey on Wednesday April 9 2014 at 15:57
Tut! Dorothy Hyman been closed two year!