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Closed Development Session.

A closed development session will take place from 5.30-6.30pm in the Committee Room.



Theme Group Updates



Updates on GBC Offer to Young People and links to the Youth Parliament (Florence Orchard).




Feedback on Anti Bullying week activities and arrangements for project evaluation (Jed Brandreth).




Developments with arranging a meeting with NCT (Harry Gabb).


Youth Activities


Draft dates for Sports Leadership Programme (Joshua Hill).



Careers: Laura has been into several schools to promote careers opportunities available via the YouNG project during assemblies. Plans are also underway to hold a Youth Market as part of Arnold Carnival 2016.  


Bullying: Bullying week was reviewed. Pav will chase up the Youth Parliament Anti Bullying DVD. The campaign was well received in all schools, even those unable to deliver assemblies. Project to be evaluated with the help of Lorna Naylor, County Council Anti Bullying Coordinator, and good practice shared with wider Youth Councils.


Transport: Meeting with NCTX Commercial Manager yet to be confirmed. Pav to contact the Pioneers group, who may wish to attend. Laura Webb to be invited.


Youth activities: Dates for the Gedling Sports Partnership / Sports Leadership 2 training were circulated. Jane to provide more information on the content of the programme.


Dates were approved subject to the start time being brought forward to 5pm.




Review of the Youth Council Work Programme 2015-16. pdf icon PDF 57 KB


Members reviewed progress of the work programme and discussed achievements to date and outstanding actions.


Whilst many successes were evident, an area for further development identified was wider young people’s awareness and participation in the activities and projects of the Youth Council. The away day / team building event was also not achieved this year.


Agreed: That this work should commence with a high profile Youth Council Election Campaign raising awareness of the experience and work undertaken by current Youth Councillors and be picked up by the new Youth Council as a priority in March 2016.The away day/teambuilding event to be reconsidered by the incoming Youth Council.



Arrangements for the next meeting of Youth Council.

The next meeting of the Youth Council will be held on Monday, 15th February 2016.


Training Seminar: Effective Questioning and Listening Techniques for Youth Cabinet Members (Link UK Ltd).


Arrangements for the next meeting of the Youth Council were noted.


Devolution Deal: George Sullivan reported that he had been approached by Deputy Leader Cllr Michael Payne at the recent Council meeting and asked whether the Youth Council would like to receive a presentation on the Devolution Deal, whereby the Council would combine with other authorities to manage a set of devolved powers set down by Central Government.


Agreed: Jane Ansell to arrange a presentation by the Chief Executive on the subject at the next Youth Council meeting.


Youth Council Election: Jane Ansell reported that following an initial planning meeting with Elections and Members Services staff, a preliminary date for the Election has been set for Thursday 10th March 2016. Jane Ansell will email out to schools and youth clubs before Christmas to start the process. A meeting will be set in the early New Year with Elections staff, Cllr Wheeler, Pav Ayoub and Youth Council representatives to agree terms of reference, eligibility and procedures.


Agreed: To recommend that the Youth Council Election Campaign includes current Youth Council members giving presentations at School assemblies on the work of the Youth Council to date, that the age limit should be increased to include year 11 candidates and that Youth Clubs are invited to make nominations as well as schools.



Scrutiny Invitation

Invitation to take part in a GBC scrutiny review of the Bonington Theatre provision.


The Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee had invited the Youth Council to participate in a Scrutiny Review of the Bonington Theatre.


This was AGREED and a list of nominations made which will be forwarded to the Committee



Public Meeting

A formal public meeting of the Youth Council will take place in the Council Chamber from 6.30-7.30pm.


Apologies for Absence


None received.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 55 KB


Minutes of the previous meeting were AGREED.


Presentation on the White Ribbon Domestic Violence Campaign

Gedling Borough Council Community Safety and Safeguarding Manager, David Jayne.


David Jayne, Community Safety and Safeguarding Manager, gave a presentation about Domestic Abuse and raised awareness of the White Ribbon Campaign, which targets men and boys and aims to develop positive and respectful personal relationships.


Dave gave the group two exercises in which members were asked to place statements demonstrating negative attitudes and behaviour in order of level of concern.


At the end of the presentation Dave asked the group how best to promote the White Ribbon Campaign amongst wider young people.


Pav Ayoub proposed and the Chair agreed that this work be shared with wider Youth Councils via the Community Safety Partnership.


The Chair thanked Dave for his presentation and it was AGREED that Youth Council Members would act as Champions for positive relationships and promote the White Ribbon Campaign via their in school social media and discussion forums.



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