Save Salford Childrens Holiday Camp, Prestatyn - NOW SAVED

To: Salford City Council

UPDATE - 03/07/14 We did it, the camp is saved. The Management Committee of the Salford Children’s Holiday Camp has rescinded its decision to close the camp. We would like to thank Salford schools, the local business community and charitable organisations for their support in helping us reach this decision.

Save Salford Childrens Holiday Camp, Prestatyn - NOW SAVED
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THE CAMP HAS BEEN SAVED :)

Press Release

The Management Committee of the Salford Children’s Holiday Camp has rescinded its decision to close the camp.

The Committee has also agreed to form a working group which will have on it representatives from the Management Committee and representatives from the group, led by Nick Abbott that has been campaigning to keep the camp open. The working group will put together a plan to keep the camp open and ready for use in 2015.

We would like to thank Salford schools, the local business community and charitable organisations for their support in helping us reach this decision.

W.B. Pennington

Chairman of the Management Committee of the Salford Children’s Holiday Camp

Dear Salford City Council & Salford Mayor Ian Stewart,

You recently took steps to reduce the budget to the much loved Salford Children's Holiday Camp in Prestatyn, also known affectionately as 'The Jam Butty Camp'. Over the years this facility has proven to be an invaluable asset in Salford's portfolio in having provided Salford's school children with an educational sea side holiday experience at an affordable price for many years.

Your cuts to this service have now forced its closure, something that we find totally unacceptable. We ask that you restore funding to this amazing facility in order that future generations of Salfordian children can benefit from the experience.

Why is this important?

The Jam Butty Camp has provided generations of Salfordian school children with the experience of a holiday by the sea, many of which would have never had the chance of a holiday under normal circumstances. Over the years it has supported our City and so when under attack we come to its aid and in turn support it.

The camp is just as much a part of Salford as the Civic Centre you all inhabit, and should be protected at all costs. The purpose of this facility is just as relevant today as it was when it was first set up, and by the councils own admission the City and its people are suffering from the austerity cuts, and for many children this will be the only chance they have of having a holiday away from City life.

This camp holds a special place in the hearts of many Salfordian's and should be immune to the Councils cuts on the grounds it provides a special service to Salford which is priceless.

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Reasons for signing

  • anthony g. 2014-11-03 17:25:15 +0000
    the best holiday i ever had was at such a camp AG
  • John T. 2014-06-08 22:55:07 +0100
    My father was one of the many 'poor kids' who benefitted from the only holiday he had during his childhood.
  • Carole S. 2014-05-28 11:41:40 +0100
    In the sixties I was a young girl who had never had a holiday and I was given the opportunity to go to the Jam Butty Camp. It was one of the best holidays that I can remember as a child. My parents were hard working but a holiday was out of the question, as times were hard. It would be a great loss if this camp were to close so come on all you Salford people sign to keep it going.

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