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Curtain Call For Stuff2do Project


News: Curtain Call For Stuff2do Project

Thursday, 4th March 2004
(PR 1143)

YOUTH councillors from across Lancashire have raised the curtain on a project to find the best and worst places for young people to go in the county.

Members of the Lancashire Youth Council unveiled their epic 'Stuff2Do' project to find out what their peers think of the services available to them at Premier Cinemas in Accrington.

The 'Stuff2Do' project is an internet based survey that allows young people the chance to say exactly what they think of the things available for them to do - regardless of who provides the service.

Lancashire County Council's External Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be presented with the findings and be challenged to consider how services for young people could be spiced up.

County Councillor Wendy Dwyer said:

"This is a great opportunity for young people to have a say in the services and facilities provided for them. This is not just about youth clubs and other council services - we also want to hear their views on leisure and recreation services.

"It is very important to say that this project is being led by the young people themselves. They will be doing the research and presenting their findings -

Paul Dwyer, Member of the Lancashire Youth Council for Hyndburn District, said:

"Campaigning for good and accessible facilities for young people in Lancashire is a high priority for Lancashire Youth Council. This new website is a great way for us to hear what other young people want and need so that we can represent them properly."

County Councillor Terry Burns, the county council's Champion for Young People, said:

"We want to know what the problems are and then see if anything can be done to fix them.

"We can't make any promises but the county council, through the Overview and Scrutiny committee, can wield quite a bit of influence. Young people are a big consumer group in Lancashire and should not be underestimated - they really do have the power to shape the future of their communities."

The survey will be online at www.stuff2do.lancashire.gov.uk from 1st March. Those who complete the questionnaire between the 1st and 31st March can enter into a prize draw. It is also hoped that the best rated facilities will be included in a special Lancashire guide.

The Union Amicus provided funding to make the launch possible.

For further information please contact: Martin Crabtree on 01772 533536




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