Mark Glymond and Kelly Taylor were welcomed to the meeting and gave Members a brief introduction to their work as Youth Participation Workers.
It was highlighted that building up relationships in communities is a key priority for the service, looking specifically at young people. Young people have been involved in consultations at Darton Park, work has been done with the Youth Council and attempts are being made to get into schools – contact with Horizon has been arranged. Detached youth work with young people who are difficult to engage takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the community. Mark and Kelly have been to all Ward Alliance meetings (with the exception of St. Helens, which is planned in the near future) and have also attended a number of local meetings/coffee mornings etc. A walkabout in Old Town is being planned.
RESOLVED that Mark and Kelly be thanked for their attendance and contribution.