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					                              BEVERLEY TOWN COUNCIL

                                 YOUTH TOWN COUNCIL

                                     29 NOVEMBER 2007

Present – Tom Ibbetson, Fern Barber, Jake Turner & William Taylor (Longcroft); Jack Walker
(Grammar/High)

In attendance – Jayne Clarke (Principal Youth Participation Officer ERYC); Matt Snowden
(Longcroft Community Relations Officer / Beverley Town Council); Helen Ball (Town Clerk)

5       WELCOME

Matt Snowden welcomed everyone to the meeting. He reported that the Connexions building had been
booked for the meeting, but at short notice he had been advised that there would not be officers
available to open/close the building.

6       ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

Agreed – That Fern Barber be elected Chairman of the Youth Town Council

7       ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN

Agreed – That Tom Ibbetson be elected Vice-Chairman of the Youth Town Council

8       BANK ACCOUNT

The Town Clerk reported that the Town Council had set up an account in the name of Beverley Youth
Town Council and £500 had been transferred into that account to cover general running costs.

9       MEMBERSHIP

Longcroft School 6th Form (2 Reps)                 Fern Barber
                                                   Tom Ibbetson
Longcroft School (2 Boys)                          Jake Tucker
                                                   William Taylor
Longcroft School (2 Girls)                         Nominations awaited
                                                   Nominations awaited
Beverley Grammar/High 6th Form (2 Reps)            Jack Walker
                                                   Nomination awaited
Beverley Grammar School (2 Boys)                   Nominations awaited
                                                   Nominations awaited
Beverley High School (2 Girls)                     Nominations awaited
                                                   Nominations awaited

Jack Walker agreed to talk to the High School & Grammar School to ascertain their representatives. It
was understood that 2 girls had been nominated from Longcroft but were unable to attend.

Members considered representation from other organisations:
Scouts – Jake to chase up
Air Cadets – Town Clerk to chase up
Guides – Fern to chase up
Easr Riding College (Jayne Clarke to chase up
Beverley Youth Centre – Jayne Clarke to chase up

Members discussed the option of having a number of places available for young people who did not
necessarily attend the three senior schools. These people could be co-opted onto the Youth Town
Council.
Matt Scnowden agreed to prepare a press release to promote the restarting of the Youth Town Council
and encourage more young people to want to be involved.
10       CONSTITUTION

Members considered the constitution that was used by the previous Yout Town Council. Amendments
were made given the changes in representation.

Agreed – That the constitution be amended and presented to the next meeting for approval.

11       YOUTH RELATED ACTIVITIES

The Town Clerk reported on the activities of the Town Council, which linked, to young people:

(i) Beverley Skatepark – This facility had been running for about 3 years and has attracted a lot of
youth interest. There were a number of experienced skateboarders who act as buddies, helping
inexperienced skateboarders and also reporting any problems back to the Town Council

(ii) Burden Road Play Area – The Town Council were currently looking at ways of improving the
play area, since it had to be closed on health and safety grounds. The Council would need to consult
with young people to find out what they would like to see in the play area.

(iii) Bertie Beaver – The Town Council recently purchased a mascot, which is used at major town
events as well as presentations in schools. Bertie has recently been to every primary school promoting
the healthy eating and the Beverley Food Festival.

(iv) Beverley in Bloom – The group annually organises tree and bulb planting sessions as well as litter
picking events. It has worked well with local school and the Beverley Youth Centre.

(v) Causeway Estate – Town Councillors were involved with making a safe area for young people to
play on the Causeway to the rear of Tescos.

The Town Council welcomed view from young people on all aspects of its work. It also maintained a
budget to improve services for young people and invited the Youth Town Council to make
recommendations on how that should be best spent.

12       POSSIBLE FUTURE PROJECTS FOR THE TOWN COUNCIL

(i) Environmental Project for Beverley – Picking up on the work of organisations like Beverley in
Bloom (tree & bulb planting) and Beverley Friends of the Earth (Green Fair), the Youth Town Council
should look at undertaking some environmental projects to benefit the town.

(ii) Music Facilities – Currently there are limited facilities for young people to play and record music.
Fran would speak to Longcroft School about the possibility of their facilities being hired out. Members
felt that the Youth Town Council could talk to the Memorial Hall Trustees to enquire whether facilities
could be incorporated in any redevelopment of the Memorial Hall

(iii) Gigs – Members felt that there needed to be an expansion of the music scene for young people in
Beverley. There was a limited number of gigs in the town (Sunday Live, Youth Café at the Minster).

(iv) Whats on for Kids – Members felt that there are a lot of activities for young people but there is no
central information point. The Youth Town Council should develop a “What’s on Guide” for young
people.

(v) Transport – Members reported that it was difficult for young people to access the many facilities at
Kingswood as the nearest bus-stop from a bus from Beverley was at the roundabout at Dunswell. It
was reported that the previous Youth Town Council had lobbied EYMS to extend the service to the
Kingswood Retail Park but as it had not been well publicised the service had been discontinued. The
Youth Town Council should look at ways in which transport for young people could be improved.

13       FUTURE MEETING DATES & TOPICS

Wednesday 23       Beverley          Youth Activities     Invite:
January 2008 –     Town Council      elsewhere            Chairman East Riding Youth Assembly
4.30pm             Office                                 Ali Compton (Beverley Community Church)
                                                          Caroline Harrison (Beverley Youth Centre)
                                                          Shane Thurlow (Extended Schools Co-
                                                          ordinator)
Wednesday 27      Beverley       Music
February 2008 –   Town Council
4.30pm            Office
Wednesday 26      Beverley       What on Guide
March 2008 –      Town Council
4.30pm            Office
Wednesday 23      Beverley       Environmental
April 2008 –      Town Council   Projects
4.30pm            Office
Wednesday 22      Beverley
May 2008 –        Town Council
4.30pm            Office
Wednesday 25      Beverley
June 2008 –       Town Council
4.30pm            Office
Wednesday 23      Beverley
July 2008 –       Town Council
4.30pm            Office

				
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