Agenda and draft minutes

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

Contact: Lindsay Davidson  Principal Manager Youth and Play Service

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Welcome and Apologies


Minute 20  -  Welcome and Apologies


Cllr Harney welcomed everyone to the meeting and apologies were taken.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 19 January 2011.


Minute 21  -  Minutes of the previous Meeting held on 19 January 2011


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




i)  That the minutes of the previous meeting, held on 19 January 2011, be accepted as a true record.  There were no matters arising.



Principal Manager's Report pdf icon PDF 104 KB


Minute 22  - Principal Manager Report


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


  Cllr Smith enquired about fees to young people participating in DoE, to ensure the scheme is affordable and inclusive to all young people.  Lindsay Davidson outlined the structure of DoE and how all young people are able to participate in the programme.


  Cllr Harney commented on the work of Forum Housing Association and the importance of tackling youth homelessness.  Lindsay Davidson suggested themes to be developed for future meetings to highlight and discuss specific issues.




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



Delay - Relationships and Sexual Health (presentation)


Minute 23  -  Delay – Relationships and Sexual Health (Presentation)


  Joanne Day and Alex Edwards presented the work of the Programme.


  Cllr Williams asked who developed this programme and Cllr Clarke asked was it delivered to schools.  The trainers want to encourage schools nurses and learning mentors to use the programme and for it to be publicised in schools.  ‘R U ready’ is part of the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy.



  i)   Joanne Day and Alex Edwards be thanked for their report.



Draft Vision for Youth Services Report pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Additional documents:


Minute 24  -  Draft Vision for Youth Service’s Report


  Lindsay Davidson presented the report on behalf of Maureen McDaid.

  Further consultation needs to be carried out before it is finalised: ie Youth Executive, Youth Clubs, etc.  Cllr Clarke suggested the document to be circulated to Aiming High and the Children in Care Council.





i)  The document continues with the consultation process.


ii)  Following the consultation the document returns to YAPSAC for finalisation.



BIG Lottery Children's Play Programme 2011 Report pdf icon PDF 111 KB



Minute 25  -  BIG Lottery Children’s Play Programme 2011 Report


Steve Chan presented the Report and highlighted number of key items.


  Cllr Harney asked who monitored clean-ups of the play areas and the

  need for a co-ordinated approach.  Steve Chan suggested developing stewardship with Friend’s Groups, liaising with Park staff and Play Rangers.


CllrPovall made reference for the need for a play area in Spital, and stated that a petition from local residents had been presented to Council some nine months ago.  Steve Chan will follow this up with Parks and Countryside.


  Cllr Williams commented positively on the improvements for young people in Duck Pond Lane.  Cllr Clarke expressed that play area at Higher Bebington was being well used by children and young people.


  Cllr Harney suggested promoting these schemes with Councillors and the Area Forums.




i)  Cllr Harney thanked all staff, children and parents involved in the delivery of this programme.



Date of Next Meeting





  12 July 2011

  11 October 2011

  10 January 2012

  29 May 2012



Cllr Clarke asked that thanks and gratitude be recorded in recognition of the hard work and commitment of Terry Hall, Deputy Head of Youth & Play Service who will be leaving the Authority in June.