Helping young people in Penkhull and Stoke
It’s vital that we listen to, and engage with, our young people. Giving them ownership and trusting them with their own space is one way we can help make our communities thrive once more.
That’s why Lee Polshaw, the Labour candidate in the Penkhull and Stoke election on 1 July, has made improving services for young people one of her main priorities for the area. Lee said:
We desperately need a hub in the area that teenagers can go to and hang out, play really loud music, play games, play pool, get together, have a laugh, do what they want to do. This is somewhere for them to go, their space.
The facilities obviously need some adult supervision in case they need support but this should be a hub where young people can feel safe, relaxed and have a place to call their own. Catch Lee talking about her plans here.
Lee has been clear from Day 1 of her campaign that this will be a priority for her:
I feel strongly that we must improve services in the local area for teenagers and young people. When I was growing up there were youth clubs everywhere. Where can they let off steam these days? I’ll work to find a local venue for young people to call their own, where they can enjoy themselves without annoying other residents..
Vote Lee, Vote Labour on 1 July.