Letter of the week: 'Give Sunderland youngsters a chance to have a roof over their heads'

Campaigners demonstrate against the hostel plan.
Campaigners demonstrate against the hostel plan.

I would like to respond to plans to turn the doctors’ premises in Silksworth into accommodation for young people by the YMCA and the objections to this.

For goodness sake give these youngsters a chance to have a roof over their heads and, hopefully, have a better life.

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On one of the sites objecting to these plans there is a large sign saying: “We don’t want another Toward Road here.”

I lived on that road for 81 years and many decent people still do.

If there are any problems the YMCA has not caused them, so do not denigrate an area that has nothing to do with your campaign.

M Boadfoot,

Doxford Park.

Last week's letter of the week: "Why do Sunderland fans still stream out with 10-15 minutes left?"