Red Bank could close - 150 jobs at risk

Warrington Guardian: Red Bank could close - 150 jobs at rick Red Bank could close - 150 jobs at rick

A UNIT for young offenders in Newton faces the axe - with 156 jobs at risk.

Red Bank community home has in the past houses prisoners such as child killers Jon Venables and Mary Bell.

St Helens Council bosses say it is because Youth Justice Board (YJB) intends to move contracts to other parts of the country.

Council leader Barrie Grunewald is vowing to fight the closure and with the loss of so many jobs, he is also calling on the government to intervene.

A time frame for the closure has not been given, however, when the axe falls it will be another significant loss of council jobs for St Helens Council, which has shed more than 1300 positions in recent years.

The council’s chief executive Carole Hudson has written to the Youth Justice Board expressing the council’s concern and to seek information on potential implications for young residents and staff.

Red Bank, which has both secure and open units, provides placements for boys and girls aged between 10 and 17.

It offers full residential care, educational facilities and healthcare provision.

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9:31am Mon 17 Feb 14

richiepooh says...

I have no jobs at rick
I have no jobs at rick richiepooh
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5:22pm Mon 17 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

richiepooh wrote:
I have no jobs at rick
WTF does that mean nugget?
[quote][p][bold]richiepooh[/bold] wrote: I have no jobs at rick[/p][/quote]WTF does that mean nugget? GRUMPY PARENT
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7:49am Tue 18 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
richiepooh wrote:
I have no jobs at rick
WTF does that mean nugget?
It appears to mean that unless something affects him personally he doesn't give a s***.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richiepooh[/bold] wrote: I have no jobs at rick[/p][/quote]WTF does that mean nugget?[/p][/quote]It appears to mean that unless something affects him personally he doesn't give a s***. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 2

6:19pm Tue 18 Feb 14

muckerman says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
richiepooh wrote:
I have no jobs at rick
WTF does that mean nugget?
It appears to mean that unless something affects him personally he doesn't give a s***.
I'm with you Nick...sadly, that seems to sum it up.
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richiepooh[/bold] wrote: I have no jobs at rick[/p][/quote]WTF does that mean nugget?[/p][/quote]It appears to mean that unless something affects him personally he doesn't give a s***.[/p][/quote]I'm with you Nick...sadly, that seems to sum it up. muckerman
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9:50pm Tue 18 Feb 14

PageA says...

Nope, the original headline said 'jobs at Rick' instead of 'risk'. It was changed after Richiepooh pointed it out.
Nope, the original headline said 'jobs at Rick' instead of 'risk'. It was changed after Richiepooh pointed it out. PageA
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7:23am Wed 19 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

PageA wrote:
Nope, the original headline said 'jobs at Rick' instead of 'risk'. It was changed after Richiepooh pointed it out.
My apologies. I thought he typed "at nick" - with an "n" - extending a slang term for a Police Station to this facility.

Should have gone to specsavers
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: Nope, the original headline said 'jobs at Rick' instead of 'risk'. It was changed after Richiepooh pointed it out.[/p][/quote]My apologies. I thought he typed "at nick" - with an "n" - extending a slang term for a Police Station to this facility. Should have gone to specsavers Nick Tessla
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