The Area Council Manager introduced the item. Attention was drawn to Part A of the report circulated, the overview of performance. Since the previous quarter, there had been two more clean and tidy activities involving businesses; a further three young people had been engaged in volunteering; two new volunteer opportunities had been created; and 28 more residents had received advice and support.
Members received feedback on the Clean and Tidy Team contract. It was noted that the next round of monitoring for the project would take place in January, 2017. Members noted ‘Love Your Street’ activities that had taken place at Talbot Road and Green Road, and the improvements seen. Also noted were the activities for young people held in half term school holidays, and those planned for the Christmas holidays.
With regards to the Penistone Advice Drop In service, Members noted the amount of unclaimed benefit in the past quarter was £11,287, with 91% of residents accessing the service reporting an increase in their Health and Wellbeing. The project had reported a £63 return for £1 invested.
Members discussed the data provided by the service, noting the high proportion of those with no access to the internet. It was also felt important that the service records where users are resident.
Members heard how the first quarterly return for Penistone FM – Young People in Radio was due in January, 2017. It was noted that the project had employed two individuals to work part time on the project. Two young people had completed their NCFE training at level one and a further three were well underway with this. The project was working to engaged students at both Penistone Grammar School and Shelley High.
The meeting received feedback regarding the work being undertaken to develop Penistone Scout Activity Centre. 20 young leaders had signed up to achieve accreditation and the volunteer weekend planned had 35 volunteers already set to attend.
RESOLVED that the report be noted.