Gedling Youth Council - Monday 19 February 2024 5.30 pm

Venue: Chappell Room

Contact: Jane Ansell  Community Investment Manager

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Welcome, refreshments, apologies received.


Minutes of last meeting, actions arising. pdf icon PDF 229 KB


Group chat discussions: subjects members want to raise.


Guests and guest speakers: Sean Ryan Kate Whitby, NCC Youth Service

Overview and Discussion of Action Plan mission statement:


‘The Council will work with its partners to provide and promote a range of activities during school holidays that is accessible and engaging to young people of all ages and abilities’


·        NCC Youth Club provision activities; priority focus of work with YP to address risks to, and social mobility of YP

·        Increase support for local Voluntary Youth provision, especially for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. (SEND)

·        Holiday Activities and Food Programme for young people

·        Enhanced young people’s holiday activities – Portfolio Holder Budget

·        Events, Intergenerational activities

·        Family Food Clubs rollout, engage with Childrens Centre developments.


Guest speaker expressions of interest to attend future meetings:

The Gedling Climate Change Group: interested in attending a meeting of the incoming new Gedling Youth Council after the April inauguration, to discuss a Young People’s Climate Change Conference at a local Secondary School later in 2024.


Gedling Young People's Conultation Action Plan (Appendix 1)

(Updated version to be circulated on the night).




·        Communications – GBC Comms Team Lead Rob McCleary.

·        Social Mobility (link to Employability, Entrepreneurship equality and diversity in Consultation Action Plan) – Lance Juby, Head of Service, Communities and Leisure – Action Arising: nominate YC representative onto Gedling Social Mobility Commission.

·        Environmental Sustainability – Sim Duhra, GBC Climate Change Office

·        Young People’s Safety – Mark Stanley, Gedling Policing Team Lead, Niki Pekal, GBC Community Safety Officer, Environment.

·        Activities for Young People – NCC Youth Service Sean Ryan – Gedling Team Lead / Pom Bhogal. Group Manager.

·        Equality and Diversity – Cllrs Fox and Barnes (feedback and discussion, Arnold Summer Fair Sa 24th June, Strategic Equalities Group priorities).




·        ‘You Said, We Did’ Presentation to Council and invitation to attend Gedling Corporate Management Team meeting (CMT)

·        Review of Youth Mayor Role – review feedback received from Freddie, Fatimah and Muhammad.


Member of Youth Parliament Elections and 'Make Your Mark' - Amy Beckworth.


Any Other Business.


Future meeting dates:



22nd April (Inaugural meeting of incoming Youth Council 2024 – 2027/8).


Meetings beyond that date will be shared when available.