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Rally over plans to shut youth centres in Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council plan to close 29 youth centres Photo: ITV Central News

A rally over planned cuts to youth services in Derbyshire is due to be held today ahead of a council debate.

15,000 people have signed a petition against plans by Derbyshire County Council to close 29 youth centres and make 150 redundancies.

The issue is to be debated by the authority today who say the money saved would be invested into the voluntary sector.

Councillor Anne Western, leader of the council's opposition Labour party, is calling for a centre-by-centre review of youth work to evaluate its effectiveness and value to young people.

After today's meeting, a vote will be held among councillors to decide on the authority's response to the petition.