The provision of youth activities and facilities across the District is to be analysed by St Albans City and District’s Local Services Scrutiny Committee on 30 October.
A presentation on youth provision in the District will be given by the Youth Action Group, which brings together youth organisations across the District, and youth councillors.
In February, the Committee heard that the Youth Action Group was planning to set up a youth café and a youth forum for young people to discuss issues.
It invited the Youth Action Group to report back in October on progress with these and other key projects and the development of a programme of activities for young people.
The Youth Action Group, which was set up by the St Albans and District Strategic Partnership in 2010, aims to share resources and develop joint activities.
Councillor Robert Donald, Chair of the Local Services Scrutiny Committee, said: “Members of our Committee were very impressed with the representatives of the local Youth Councils who attended our meeting earlier this year and the ideas they had to improve facilities and services for young people locally. We are keen to hear what progress has been made since then in turning these good ideas into practice especially the youth café and forum.
“We hope to hear what actual youth activities and new initiatives have started or are now being planned around the District. We are anxious to see that real improvements are made locally in youth provision and activities. It is important that young people have safe places to socialise together and that they have access to facilities that meet their real needs today. We need to continue to do what we can as a Council to help provide them with positive, healthy things to do especially for the minority who cause problems on the street.”
At the same meeting the Carnival Task Group will report to the Committee on its recommendations for a new annual, outdoor community event in St Albans city centre and the feasibility of piloting this in 2013. Consideration of a recent survey conducted to help revise the Council’s visitor strategy will also be on the meeting's agenda.
The Committee will also look at the Council’s policy on the size of graveside floral tributes that are permitted at the London Road Cemetery in St Albans. It will also consider how a letter on this subject was sent to many relatives without prior public consultation and was later withdrawn.
The meeting is open to the public and will take place in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street, St Albans from 7pm on 30 October 2012. A webcast
of the meeting can also be viewed on the Council’s website.
Councillor Robert Donald, Chair of the Local Services Scrutiny Committee for St Albans City and District Council
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