VIDEO: Group will battle on as cuts to youth services look likely

WORK going on behind the scenes in Bognor Regis shows how hard groups are striving to overcome the county council’s youth service cuts.

A group of volunteers is set to ensure the Number 18 Project in Waterloo Square will carry on beyond next April when the council’s annual funding of some £38,000 is withdrawn.

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C131477-6 Bog Oct31 Eighteen phot kate''Chairman Jan Cosgrove.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C13147706

Jan Cosgrove, the project’s acting chairman, said: “I’m as sure as I can be we have a future here after next April.

“It’s going to be very difficult without the council’s funding but it does open up a lot of opportunities.

“We will have more freedom as a charity to experiment in other ways. We will be looking to work with other local charities.

“My issue is to get two extra workers to help us to make sure we make the best of our circumstances. We want project workers who can turn their hand to a lot of different things.”

For the full story see the Bognor Regis Observer out tomorrow (Thursday, October 31)