Youth shelter scheme set to receive go-ahead
COUNCILLORS were considering last night (Wednesday) the installation of a youth shelter in Royston. They were being asked to support a recommendation that would see the youth shelter installed in the Priory Memorial Gardens. The move comes after the Royst
COUNCILLORS were considering last night (Wednesday) the installation of a youth shelter in Royston.
They were being asked to support a recommendation that would see the youth shelter installed in the Priory Memorial Gardens.
The move comes after the Royston Youth Council carried out a survey of young people about the provision of a youth shelter.
From the 61 responses, 34 supported the youth shelter and 27 were against its provision.
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In a report to North Herts District Council's Royston area committee, community development officer Alan Fleck said that the original idea for a youth shelter had come from the police.
Police said that "simply moving young people out of the Priory Memorial Gardens was literally moving the problem somewhere else".
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The Priory Memorial Gardens is inside an alcohol-free zone.
Police said, too, that there had not been any complaints from nearby residents about noise in the Priory Memorial Gardens.
The youth shelter has been earmarked to be sited between the children's play area and the multi-use games area already existing in the Priory Memorial Gardens.
The costs of installing the youth shelter and litter bins and additional pedestrian barriers around the open space will be almost £5,000.