Issue - meetings


Meeting: 28/05/2015 - Constituency Committee - Birkenhead (Item 10)

Thurstaston NCS Programme Home Residential


Ms Julie Smith, CSDO, Sports Development informed the Committee of the NCS Programme Home Residential. They were currently engaging with a 150 young people from across Wirral who had signed up for the NCS Summer programme, part of the project was that each young person would give 60 hours of volunteering within the communities of Wirral. This would be the decision of the young people in their cohorts to gather information facts and figures then agree to which group they would like to help. They would fund raise for the groups; paint areas within the community anything that would help the community to flourish. They have two waves of 75 young people in each in cohorts of 15.


Community Group were invited to hold a market stall on Thursday 23 July WAVE 1 and 30 July WAVE 2 to sell their projects to the young people.


The community had to enter into the Dragons Den and pitch themselves to the young people, the young people then gather the information given to them; following which will be a Question Time where the young people shall ask questions to the community groups.


Stalls from 10am-11.30am

Question Time 12pm – 1.30pm


In the afternoon the youndg people would go forward to the Dragons Den and the stage was then set for them to pitch to the Panel telling them what and why they had chosen their project.


Anyone interested they can email their show of interest to


Ms Smith further reported that Sport Development Team had been working very hard to support Thurstaston behind the scenes to open it up for camping projects, there was now running water, toilet facilities and showers.