Youth Centres and Summer Clubs

Details:

Reference Number: 5544
Request Date: 05/02/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Not all questions will be applicable to all councils. Please note which questions are based on ownership and which questions are based on funding.

Libraries

Q.1 Please list the libraries that were owned by the council in 2010/11, if possible including their addresses and postcodes

A.1 Please see the attached spreadsheet
 
If the council does not hold information for 2010/11 please provide the requested information for the earliest year for which information is held.

Q.2 Please list the libraries that are owned by the council in 2018/19, if possible including their addresses and postcodes

A.2 Please see the attached spreadsheet
 
Q.3 Where a facility listed in response to question 1 is not listed in response to question 2, please specify any that were subjected to community transfer

A.3 Please see attached spreadsheet

Youth centres

Q.4 Please list the youth centres that were owned by the council in 2010/11, if possible including their addresses and postcodes

If the council does not hold information for 2010/11 please provide the requested information for the earliest year for which information is held.

A.4   
Prudhoe East Centre, 37 Front Street, Prudhoe, NE42 5DQ
Ponteland Youth Block , Callerton Lane, Ponteland, NE20 9EY
Alnwick Community Centre, Howling Lane, Alnwick, NE66 1DN
Morpeth Youth Club, Cottingwood Lane, Morpeth, NE61 1DN
 
Q.5 Please list the youth centres that are owned by the council in 2018/19, if possible including their addresses and postcodes

A.5   
Prudhoe East Centre, 37 Front Street, Prudhoe, NE42 5DQ
Ponteland Youth Block , Callerton Lane, Ponteland, NE20 9EY
Alnwick Community Centre, Howling Lane, Alnwick, NE66 1DN
 
Q.6 Where a facility listed in response to question 4 is not listed in response to question 5, please specify any that were subjected to community transfer

A.6 Morpeth Youth Club was based on the site of King Edward VI school and in 2016 the building reverted to school control.
 
Community centres

Q.7 Please list the community centres that were owned by the council in 2010/11, if possible including their addresses and postcodes

A.7 Please see attached spreadsheet.
 
If the council does not hold information for 2010/11 please provide the requested information for the earliest year for which information is held.

Q.8 Please list the community centres that are owned by the council in 2018/19, if possible including their addresses and postcodes

A.8 Please see attached spreadsheet.
 
Q.9 Where a facility listed in response to question 7 is not listed in response to question 8, please specify any that were subjected to community transfer

A.9 The only Community Centre disposed of by NCC since 2010/11 is:
Bedlington Community Centre - Transferred to West Bedlington Town Council - September 2011.

Children's centres

Please note that this section is based on the funding of centres, including but not limited to centres that were/are owned by the council.
 
Q.10 Please list the children's centres/Sure Start centres that were funded by the council in 2010/11, if possible including their addresses and postcodes

If the council does not hold information for 2010/11 please provide the requested information for the earliest year for which information is held.

A.10 There were 20 in total, 16 are still open , all listed on NCC children's centre website via this link:

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Children/Family/Childcare/Sure-Start-children-s-centres-in-Northumberland.aspx

The four that were de-registered to DfE were:
Cramlington East NE23 3ST
Pegswood - NE61 6XG
Choppington - NE625RR
Lynemouth - NE61 5DD
 
Q.11 Please list the children's centres/Sure Start that are funded by the council in 2018/19, if possible including their addresses and postcodes

A.11 As above, all available on website via link in Q10
 
Q.12 Where a facility listed in response to question 10 is not listed in response to question 11, please specify any that were subjected to community transfer

A.12  4 centres as above

Subsidised bus routes

Q.13 Please list the bus routes that were subsidised by the council in 2010/11, including the operator of each route; the operator and route number will suffice

A.13 Please see the attached document.
 
If the council does not hold information for 2010/11 please provide the requested information for the earliest year for which information is held.

Q.14 Please list the bus routes that are subsidised by the council in 2018/19, including the operator of each route; the operator and route number will suffice

A.14 Please see the attached document.
 


Details:

Reference Number: 5553
Request Date: 06/02/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Please provide the following information, where data is available, regarding youth services budgets and provision. For each year since 2011/12 (or the earliest available data) until 2018/19, your council’s:

Q.1   Overall budget for youth services;

A1. 2011/12 - £1,006,960
2012/13 - £1,026,940
2013/14 - £1,041,430
2014/15 - £1,088,460
2015/16 - £1,052,880
2016/17 - £896,470
2017/18 - £926,320
2018/19 - £665,120
 

Q.2   Number of youth centres supported by the council;

A.2   Since 2009 Northumberland Youth Service has directly managed four centres (Alnwick, Ponteland, Prudhoe, Morpeth). Other bases for provision are directly managed by schools such as academies and the voluntary sector. Formal arrangements are in place for the Youth Service to operate in these centres. Since 2016 the youth block at Morpeth reverted to school control reducing this number to three.
 

Q.3    Number of full-time equivalent council-employed youth service staff/workers;
A.3 2011/12 - Unavailable
2012/13 - Unavailable
2013/14 - Unavailable
2014/15 - 35.85
2015/16 - 31.30
2016/17 - 28.88
2017/18 - 27.63
2018/19 - 20.45
 

Q.4   Number of places for young people in youth services.
A.4   NorThumberland Youth Service has operated since 2009 on the principle of open access and does not limit the number of young people who can come to one of its sessions. The only exception may be if to admit any more proved to be a health and safety issue.
 

Q.5   The number of youth centres or major youth projects in your area that have closed since 2011.

A.5   No centres have closed as a direct result of cuts to youth centres. Those that have ceased to operate have usually had different reasons:

Ashington - Hirst High School - Became an Academy

Ashington - Ashington High School - Site demolished to form new building.

It is worth noting that we now operate out of two alternative Ashington sites to replace this.

Beacon Hill - Failed due to management issues

Newbrough - The decision was made to shut this session as attendance was so low.

Morpeth Youth Block - Due to change of use by the school.
 

Q.6   Any confirmed spending for youth services for 2019/20 and any anticipated youth centre closures.

A.6   The estimated budget for 19/20 is £671,440. There are no anticipated youth centre closures.



Details:

Reference Number: 5879
Request Date: 04/04/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1   Could I please have a list of council run youth centres and clubs with their address, which have operated at any point between 2010 and 2019, along with dates of opening and closure if they started or ceased operation over the period.

A.1   Due to re-structures and changes of management the following is given as an accurate record to the best of our knowledge.

Council run Youth Centres during this period include:

Since 2009 Northumberland Youth Service has directly managed four centres (Alnwick, Ponteland, Prudhoe, Morpeth). 

Alnwick Community Centre, Howling Lane, Alnwick, NE66 1DN (2011 to Present)
Ponteland Hut, Callerton Ln, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9EY (2010 to 2019)
Prudhoe East Centre, 37 Front St, Prudhoe NE42 5DQ (2010 to Present)
KEVI Youth Block, Cottingwood Ln, Morpeth NE61 1DN (2010 to 2016)

Other bases for provision are directly managed by schools such as academies and the voluntary sector. Formal arrangements are in place for the Youth Service to operate in these centres. 

Since 2016 the youth block at Morpeth reverted to school control and is used by themselves.

Since 2019 Ponteland Youth Block is subject to an asset transfer to a local childcare provider but is still available on occasion should need dictate.
 


Details:

Reference Number: 6070
Request Date: 14/05/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Section A – Cost of holiday childcare

Q.1   Please give the typical (average) price per day and per week of a full time place in a holiday club in your local area.

Q.2    Please provide us with the price of full time holiday childcare per week at:

Section B – Amount of holiday childcare in your area

Q.3a)   What is the total number of holiday clubs in the PVI and maintained sector?
Q.3b)   Of the total number of holiday clubs in your area, how many operate on state-funded school grounds (ie. are run at least in part on school premises)?
Q.3c)   Of the total number of holiday clubs operating on state-funded school grounds, how many are run by different types of providers?

Section C – When holiday childcare is available

Q.4    How many holiday clubs in your area are open for a maximum of short, medium or long days? Answers to this question should sum to the total number of holiday clubs in your area, as shown by the example row.

Q.5    How many holiday clubs in your area are usually open in each of the school holidays? Answers to this question do not need to sum to the total number of holiday clubs in your area, as shown by the example row.

Section D – Changes to childcare providers and places

Q.6a)   For the following categories, please mark the box (X) indicating whether the total number of holiday clubs/play scheme providers has increased, decreased, or stayed the same since 2018.

Q.6b)  Similarly, please mark the box (X) indicating whether the total number of holiday childcare places across all sectors has increased, decreased, or stayed the same since 2018.

Section E – Whether there is enough holiday childcare

Q.7    Does your local authority have enough holiday childcare (childcare sufficiency) for the following groups?

A.1 - A.7  We do not co-ordinate this information, providers will need to be contacted directly.  They can be found via this link: https://northumberland.fsd.org.uk/kb5/northumberland/fsd/home.page