MINUTES OF YOUTH COUNCIL AGM
HELD AT HINCKLEY AND BOSWORTH BOUROUGH COUNCIL OFFICES
THMonday 18 April 2005 @ 7.15 pm
Name Organisation Name Organisation Amy H (Chair) JCC Josh L (Vice Chair) JCC Donna M Leics County Council Angela E Yth Dev Worker – HBBC Sasha R Leics County Council Gemma B Bosworth College
Mkt Bosworth High School Katherine M William Bradford C C Amber A
Amanda S JCC Tara A Bosworth College Josh M JCC Lucy P Bosworth College Phil S Connexions Hannah G Redmoor High School Kate O’F Connexions Malcolm Cox Leics County Council Keegan G JCC Simon D J Leisure Svs Man. HBBC Nisar N Dixie Grammar School Katie O’G William Bradford C C Daniel H William Bradford C C Alison C William Bradford C C
Cabinet Portfolio Holder, Richard B Cllr Nicholas Davis Arts/Culture/Sport/Health HBBC Neemu H JCC Philip Nollett Admin Support - HBBC James Hunter Leics County Council
Apologies: Lorraine Simpson (LCC), Emily Bonner.
1. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
The meeting opened at 7.15 pm.
Amy Hewitt greeted the members and introduced guest speakers to the meeting.
2. FEEDBACK ON SUBGROUPS
? The YC letterhead is now finished and ready for use.
? The Poster featuring the Heraldic Shield supported by two teenagers is almost complete.
? Samples of the Pens, Bugs and Keyrings were passed around the meeting for all to admire. These
are all marked up with the Youth Council ‘Your views’ logo and the Jitty website address.
? Josh and Nisar modelled the Youth Council Hoodies and they were distributed to all Youth Council
? The group is working on written promotional material to be used to widen knowledge of the Youth
? Arrangements have been made for the Youth Council to hire a market stall in Hinckley town centre
during the St Georges Day event on April 23rd to raise awareness of the Youth Council and to seek
new members. Nisar pressed for interest from members as to date only two completed parental
consent forms have been returned.
Action: Members were told they could turn up on the day but would need to bring a completed
parental approval form.
? James Hunter is keen that the Jitty should be a major vehicle for the promotion of topics on behalf
of the Youth Council.
? Phill S asked that a report be written on the effectiveness of the promotional event through the St
Georges Day so that he could add it to the Jitty.
? It was suggested that an article on the Easter residential leader training would also be an
appropriate item to place on the website.
Katie gave an update on the credit card sized leaflet that this group is working on. This is intended as an aide to young people and will signpost them to useful agencies/organisations with contact numbers for advice such as sexual health, careers, drugs abuse. It is hoped to submit the final design to the next YC meeting for approval.
3. YOUTH CHAMPIONS GRANT PRESENTATION and GROUP DISCUSSION
The members were pleased to welcome Donna M and Sasha R from Leicestershire County Council who were invited to give a presentation on the Youth Champions Grant Scheme; which they hope the Youth Council will agree to pilot.
The scheme is sponsored by Leicestershire Together, which is the Local Strategic Partnership for Leicestershire. This partnership is made up of a range of organisations (29 in total) including the Police, Health Authority, Connexions, and Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council. The aim of the partnership is to improve the quality of life for the people of Leicestershire. Leicestershire Together is making available a sum of money to enable the Youth Council to manage small projects, which are intended to benefit the community.
The aim is to give young people aged 13 to 19 access to grants from this fund to finance their own schemes, which will be overseen by the Youth Council. The fund has a cash pot of ?2500, which may be increased by a donation from Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and/or other organisations.
A fuller description of the Hinckley & Bosworth Youth Champion Grant Scheme is given on the attached sheet.
The organisers of the scheme would like the Youth Council to Trial the project, which if successful will be rolled out over the whole County.
There were several volunteers prepared to form a new committee to run this Grant Scheme. They were: Hanna G, Amanda S, Katherine M, Josh M, Alison C and Katie O’G.
Malcolm Cox stressed to the meeting that the success of the whole scheme, throughout the County, was dependent on the efforts and commitment of this group.
Action: Donna M and Sasha R, organisers of the Youth Champions Grant Scheme to attend the next rdYouth Council meeting on 23 May to offer assistance with it’s launch. The Youth Grant presentation to
be included onto the Jitty website.
4. SUMMER ACTIVITY BROCHURE – Simon Jones, Leisure Services Manager, HBBC
Simon J gave a presentation on the Summer Activity Brochure - Strategy Plan.
He stated that:
? Young people were deemed to be a priority group within the strategy.
? There is a need to work together with the Police, Voluntary sector, Borough Council and Youth
? This Multi-agency approach should produce a better end product than the efforts of individual
Summer Activity Brochure
? Simon asked for contributions in the way of articles to incorporate into the Summer Activity thBrochure; the deadline for these is 27 April.
? This brochure will be going out to 18,000 young people aged between 5-19 years of age through
schools, libraries, youth groups, churches the police etc. ? The short deadline to publication precludes the addition of school activities in this year’s edition, as
had been requested by some members.
? The Jitty website to be included in the brochure.
? Simon J to circulate draft document for comments.
Action: Contributions to the brochure to be submitted through:
Angela Egan at: Angela.Egan@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk
5. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
? A Poster headed ‘Report Racism’ supplied by the Community Safety Unit of the Borough Council
was distributed to the Youth Council members, with the request to put them up on a prominent
notice board, either in a school or youth club etc.
? A Snowdrops poster was passed around the meeting; this gave contact numbers and addresses
for use by those affected by drugs abuse.
? Malcolm Cox has a budget to cover summer activities.
? He will be looking to the Executive Committee for ideas on how it will be spent.
? A stipulation is that it should lead to the recruitment of new members to the Youth Council.
? One suggestion from the Youth Council was to finance a trip to the Concordia to see a production
of The Young Ones. This is a musical in which some of the lead players are YC members. st June. Ticket costs: ?7/adult. ? The date for this is Tuesday 21
? There was widespread support for this idea.
It was decided to try to purchase 25 tickets, but it was anticipated that there might be some difficulty in
obtaining this number.
Other suggestions were:
Ten pin Bowling Snow Dome Scuba Diving Adrenaline tubing
Tobogganing Ice Skating Walking with Wolves Paint-balling
Residential/Camping adventure pursuits – rafting, abseiling, canoeing etc.
? The options must include opportunities for new participants.
? Adequate notice would be required in order to arrange risk assessments.
? Malcolm offered to demonstrate the bidding process with regard to obtaining funding for these
activities, as this is an important aspect to achieve success.
Action: A vote was held which gave authority to the Executive Committee to decide which activities would be feasible. A special meeting of the Committee to be held, they will pass their decision to
Malcolm is in the process of organising a sailing day.
6. SETTING THE NEXT AGENDA
rd May was discussed. Find attached. The Agenda for the meeting on 23
7. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
rdThe next Youth Council meeting will take place on Monday 23 May at 7.15 pm at the Council
Chambers, Argents Mead, Hinckley.
Sub Group Meetings will take place at 6pm.
Forthcoming Meetings - Dates
No meeting in August th Mon September 26rdthMon May 23Mon October 24 thstMon June 20Mon November 21 ththMon July 18Mon December 12