Petition calls on Westminster City Council to restore funding to the Stowe Club

The newly built Stowe Centre, on the Harrow Road in West London, is run by Paddington Development Trust and houses a health centre and a youth club..

A new petition has been started calling on Westminster City Council to restore funding to the Stowe Club so that valuable services to young people can continue.

You can sign here

Because of Westminster Council cuts the Stowe Youth Club on Harrow Road is being forced to close almost all its services for local young people and lay off its hugely dedicated and experienced staff.

The Stowe Centre is a vital facility in Westbourne ward and is a place where historically young people from the Warwick, Brindley and Amberley Estates and beyond have come for many years to get a break from tough home lives, to take part in activities or just simply have some space. It was once the home to the one of London’s most famous youth football training grounds, known for producing stars like 1980’s Liverpool legend John Barnes. It was also the home of The Cut magazine, written and produced by local young people and created the hit YouTube series Chicken Shop Date as well as a host of other exciting projects.

So as from 1st April the Stowe Centre will only be able to provide a replacement one night a week session for 11-19 year olds. This will be nothing near to what use to be provided and is a massive blow to the community and life choices of the young people in the area.

Read this article in the West End Extra

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