High Peak MP Robert Largan has joined residents in strongly opposing the possible closure of Gamesley Community & Youth Centre.
Residents have recently found out about this potential closure without any warning from Derbyshire County Council and have not yet been given any reasoning behind the decision.
Gamesley Community & Youth Centre is an integral part of the local community, playing an especially important role in hosting activities for children and teenagers in the area. This has been reflected in the level of support for the movement against closing it, with over a thousand locals already signing a petition calling for it to be saved.
The Community Centre was also originally constructed due to the support of local residents through the ‘Buy a Brick’ scheme, which further highlights the strength of the ties Gamesley Community & Youth Centre has with residents.
On Monday evening (5th February), local residents met in Gamesley to discuss opposition. Representatives from Robert Largan MP’s office attended on his behalf. Mr Largan was in Parliament voting to pass the Finance Bill to lower tax and help people with the cost of living.
Robert Largan, MP for High Peak, commented:
Like other local residents, I’ve heard nothing from the Council. I’m extremely disappointed with the way this has (or in this case hasn’t) been communicated.
I’ve requested an emergency meeting with Derbyshire County Council but I’m still yet to hear anything from them.
I’m keen to work with everyone to ensure we keep this vital facility open for local people.