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News from Len Duvall OBE: Local youth clubs urged to sign-up to new summer activities map

27 July 2018

Calls for local youth clubs

and organisations to sign-up to new online summer activities map

 

Local London Assembly Member, Len Duvall AM, has urged youth clubs and organisations across Greenwich and Lewisham to sign-up to the Mayor’s recently published online summer activities map.

 

The map has been made available on the Greater London Authority (GLA) website as part of the Mayor’s #ourLDNsummer social media initiative to promote the wide range of sport and activity clubs open to participation across the capital over the coming months.

 

It comes on the back of the most recent Mayor’s Question Time, where Londonwide Assembly Member, Fiona Twycross AM, quizzed the Mayor on his plans to link communities with their local youth services during the summer holidays.

 

Ms Twycross highlighted the ‘potential risks’ presented to young Londoners during the period by the increasing incidence of violent crime, calling for the appropriate support to be put in place.

 

The list of what is on offer in each borough is being continually developed, and community organisations and groups can request to be added to the list by completing and submitting a form on the GLA website.

 

Local London Assembly Member, Len Duvall AM, said:

 

“Sadly, we have seen the damage done by sustained Government cuts to youth services in the capital.

 

“Whilst it should be reiterated the majority of young people are not involved in crime, the summer holidays can present an increased risk of gang exploitation and abuse for the most vulnerable”.

 

“The online activities map will provide an invaluable tool for young people looking to engage positively engage with each other and their local communities.

 

“I would urge all local youth clubs and organisations to sign-up to the map, to maximise its impact and ensure that it reaches as many families as possible”.

 

ENDS

Notes to editors

-The online summer activities map, the sign-up form for organisations, and more information about the Mayor’s #ourLDNsummer initiative can all be accessed here;

 

-Fiona Twycross AM’s question to the Mayor can be replayed here, and a transcript of her question can be read here;

 

-Len Duvall AM is the London Assembly Member for Greenwich and Lewisham.

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