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ROTHERHAM Council is bringing in charities and community groups to help run youth services as it implements Government cuts.

The authority said that, following a review of youth provision, it will work with young people and community groups ‘to secure the future of services in their area’.

Bramley Parish Council has agreed to take on the Bill Chafer Centre, where the borough council will fund one night a week of activities.

Kimberworth Community Partnership has agreed to take on the Chislett Centre for the next year and provide sessions from the centre.

Cortonwood Miners Social Club will run Brampton Cabins cabins for use by young people, while Wingfield School’s headteacher has worked with the council to ensure that activities can continue at the youth centre and sports will continue in the evenings.

At Dinnington, work is continuing to secure a new base and funding for a youth centre, but in the meantime The Salvation Army has agreed to host two nights of youth activities.

And in Harthill, discussions are continuing to provide youth activities but Rotherham Council’s mobile service will work in the area in the meantime.

The council is working with young people to look at options for buying five mobile youth service vehicles.

Some 11 youth centres remain open as usual.