Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Wallasey Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Lindsay Davidson  Principal Manager Youth and Play Service

No. Item


Welcome and Apologies


Cllr Harney welcomed everyone and suggested that for this meeting, a member of the Executive Youth Board, Michael Edwards took the Chair.




i)  That Michael Edwards take the Chair for the meeting.


All those attending introduced themselves and apologies were taken


Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 19 September 2010.


The minutes were checked for accuracy and no corrections were   needed.




That the minutes of the previous meeting, held on 30th September 2010, be accepted as a true record.  There were no matters arising


Principal Manager's Report pdf icon PDF 129 KB

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A report was presented by the Principal Manager of the Service, Lindsay Davidson, on work of the Youth & Play Service since the previous meeting.  The Principal Manager highlighted a number of items.




i)  That the Principal Manager be thanked for her comprehensive report.



Beechwood Playscheme (presentation)


Children, their families and staff from the playscheme gave a presentation which highlighted the contribution play makes to children, families and the community.



i)   That Beechwood Playscheme be thanked for their presentation.



West Wirral Youth Outreach Team (presentation)


The West Wirral District Youth Worker and a young person gave apresentation which highlighted the contribution youth outreach work makes to enhancing community safety and reducing risk taking behaviour.



i)  That West Wirral Youth Outreach Team be thanked for their presentation.



St Mary's College Youth Club (presentation)


The St Mary’s College Youth Worker and two young people gave apresentation which highlighted the contribution the youth club makes to volunteering and enhancing future employment opportunities.



i)  That St Mary’s College Youth Club be thanked for their presentation.



Youth Engagement Annual Report 2010 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

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Maureen McDaid, Principal Manager for Commissioning and Participation presented an annual report on youth engagement, highlighting a number of items: 


1.  A new area of work, the NHS Programme, ‘You’re Welcome’ has   a   number of peer assessors. 

2.  The Executive Youth Board (EYB) wished to reintroduce ‘Hot   Seating’ with Councillors at the next Youth Conference. 

3.  Teen Wirral has been launched as a promotional & engagement   tool.

4.  The Executive Youth Board were involved in the ‘Your Future’   consultation.

5.  Debbie McCabe, Senior Engagement Worker, has left under the voluntary severance scheme.  Debbie is to be thanked for all her work and commitment to youth participation and her colleagues wish her well for the future.

6.  Cllr Green has agreed to meet with young people at the end of February 2011.  A meeting date is to be confirmed.


There was some discussion around ensuring that there are opportunities for feedback to young people.  It was noted that the EYB should be consulted on how this can be achieved. 




i)  Meeting be set up with the EYB and Cllr Green.

ii)  Letters be sent to those schools who participated in the Youth Voice Conference.

iii)  Maureen McDaid be thanked for her report.



Date of Next Meeting


Future meeting dates to be confirmed for April, July, October and January



Cllr Harney thanked Michael Edwards for chairing the meeting

 and thanked all the young people and staff who were involved in

 this evening’s presentations.