Minister hails Belper youth project as ‘fantastic’

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A GOVERNMENT minister has praised a Belper youth project for its innovative approach.

Nick Hurd, minister for civil society, visited the Drop Inn as part of a tour of Derbyshire in which he also visited the Whitworth Hospital, in Darley Dale, and the County Offices, Matlock.

After going for a tour of the Derwent Street facility and speaking to some of its volunteers, Mr Hurd said he was impressed with the way it was run.

“I think it’s a fantastic place,” he said.

“What I love about it is it’s so clearly being led by young people.”