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Youth services funding and provision

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Dear Sir/ Madam

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

1. From 2018 to date, please provide by year a list of the council operated or funded youth centres which have operated in your borough including:

a) whether they opened or closed during each year (permanently rather temporarily eg. because of Covid)
b) whether they were fully or part-funded
c) the annual council budget for each youth centre each year
d) number of full time equivalent (FTE) staff for each youth centre each year
e) number of children and young people served per youth centre per year

2. From the Covid lockdown on 23 March 2020 to date how much time was each youth centre open and how much was it closed?

3. From 2016 to date, please provide, by year, the council's overall budget for youth services

Yours faithfully,

Robert Booth

FOI People, Plymouth City Council


Dear Robert


FOI Reference: 932501


Thank you for your request for information about Youth Service funding and
provision. Your request was received on 4 August 2021 and is being dealt
with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


We will aim to provide a response to your request within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days, by 2 September 2021, however, we would ask
for and would appreciate your understanding and patience, where this is
not possible at the present time.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the Council’s resources have being
refocussed to prioritise protection and support of the people and
businesses of Plymouth, and the continuity of our essential services. This
means that in the meantime, there will be less staff available to assist
with your request. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Our response will be sent by email or hard copy depending on how you made
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Yours sincerely



Mel Hayward
Freedom of Information Representative
Community Connections

Plymouth City Council
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