Pages Navigation Menu

Serving the Essex Coastal Town of Brightlingsea

Youth & Services for Children



The councillor responsible for Youth & Services for Children in Brightlingsea is Jean Howard.

Reports on these services can be found below.

Youth & Services for the Children – September 2017

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Youth & Services for the Children

PROPOSED YOUTH PROJECT – MEETING HELD ON 4TH SEPTEMBER 2017   Attendees: Councillors Jean Howard, Ben Smith, Michael Judson, Vivien Chapman, Graham Steady, Terry Hamilton (Head Groundsman), Ben Gibbons (YMCA Chelmsford) This meeting took place to discuss a Youth Project in Brightlingsea proposed by YMCA Chelmsford. YMCA Chelmsford have become aware of a lot of anti social behaviour in Essex and they feel they can help by working with councils to engage and find a core group of people to be the members of a youth council, and to run an...

read more

Youth & Services for the Children – August 2017

Posted on Aug 27, 2017 in Youth & Services for the Children

I have recently been contacted by Ben Gibbons from the YMCA Chelmsford. They are interested in setting up youth clubs in Essex with the help of local councils to try and combat anti-social behaviour. They would like to set one up in Brightlingsea, and my understanding from our conversation is that they will supply the staff with all the necessary qualifications and checks. We would have to supply the hall and £2,900 for one year’s set up. I made contact with 4 Youth in Brightlingsea as it would be unfair to set up in competition with them,...

read more

Youth & Services for the Children – June 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Youth & Services for the Children

Youth Council I have arranged a Youth Council Meeting for Tuesday 27th July. The students will arrive at approx. 1:30pm, all councillors are welcome but I would appreciate an email if you are attending as I don’t want to overwhelm them.   Army Cadets I have requested that Tracey makes contact with the Army Cadet Group to see if they are renewing their lease, as they haven’t used their premises for quite some time. We are currently awaiting a...

read more

April 2016 – Youth

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Youth & Services for the Children

Councillor Steady represented the council at an awards evening in Chelmsford with members of the 4 Youth committee on 12 April. Skate Park pump track has been subject to discussion with users and top soil has been moved to improve the layout. Further work needs to be done in conjunction with the Colne School and other users. The closure and reduced funding for children’s centres across Essex will have an impact upon provision in Brightlingsea. Efforts will be made to minimise any impact upon children’s services in the...

read more

February 2016 – Youth

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 in Youth & Services for the Children

Contact has been made with the Essex Fire and Rescue service about setting up a Fire Cadets group in Brightlingsea. This is aimed at engaging with 13-17 year olds through activity based meetings, supporting community projects and training for Duke of Eduinburgh award. I have agreed to meet further with representatives to look at funding and other support options. The recent Winterfest weekend in the town was a great success raising the profile of mental health issues and the work of MIND. I was contacted by organisers and the council will be...

read more

November 2015 – Youth

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 in Youth & Services for the Children

Two practice goals have been erected on the rec for general use by the youth of the town. They have been well received and used appropriately. Correspondence with local resident and professional BMX rider Zach Shaw has been on-going with regard to pump track development on the Western promenade. Liaison with Councillor Vivien Chapman and Grounds Manager Terry Hamilton will hopefully progress this project in the Spring when weather conditions allow.

read more

October 2015 – Youth

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 in Youth & Services for the Children

The Sailing Club hosted the RYA Zone Championships with hundreds of young people coming to Brightlingsea over the last weekend in September. The event was well organised and a great success. A letter of congratulation has been sent to the club.

read more

September 2015 – Youth

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 in Youth & Services for the Children

Cllr Chapman will update on skate park developments. I will be looking to develop long term funding strategies for further improvement in this area and continue to engage with users and representatives of young people on a regular basis.

read more

August 2015 – Youth

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 in Youth & Services for the Children

YOUTH As MSR for Youth in the Town I received a petition requesting improvements to the skate park. I liaised with Cllr Chapman as MSR for Western Promenade and we have worked together in meeting with skate park users. A useful meeting was held on the 4th August with a group including some professional riders. A strategy has been agreed to deal with immediate maintenance issues, some medium term improvements for BMX riders and a longer term funding approach. This is a good example of the council responding to representations and MSR’s working...

read more

June 2015 – Youth

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 in Youth & Services for the Children

I will be contacting all the youth organisations in the town and requesting a meeting (or seeking to attend one of their committee meetings) to update myself on current issues and developments.

read more