02 SEP 2010

Meeting with Dr Carol Tozer, Director of Children's Services and Cllr. Anna Tolchard

I met with the Director of Children's Services to discuss the progress they are making with Children's Services and to see how I can help in my role as an MP. There are huge challenges for the Bay with our high rates of unemployment and low GVA (Gross Value Added). Recent statistics on the level of binge drinking and hospital admissions in young people, as well as our high levels of teenage pregnancies, are of great worry. My own feeling is that we need to do more to tackle binge drinking if we are going to make any progress.

Please write to me if you have any thoughts as to how we should tackle this issue in Torbay

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