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

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Dear Robert Booth

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No.17852

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Andrea Bechtle

FOI & EIR Officer

Bedford Borough Council

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Bedford, MK42 9AP

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