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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 Children – May 2018

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 in Youth & Services for Children

Youth & Services for Children (Councillor Howard) The ‘Drop In’ restarts on Monday 14th May with the new later times of 6.30pm till 8.30pm with the hope that this will attract older Youths.  Chantel and Neil the Y.M.C.A  Youth Workers have handed out leaflets around the school and put up new posters around the town.  Chantel and Neil also did some outreach work for us last week going out into the town to chat to kids out on the street, I am very keen on this type of interaction and would like them to do this on a regular basis throughout...

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Youth & Services for Children – April 2018

Posted on May 18, 2018 in Youth & Services for Children

Youth & Services for Children (Councillor Howard) The ‘Drop In’ is experiencing quite a slow start, so we are trying to get a later slot to make it more available to older youths. We are also having a new better banner made with the new times etc.  to help with advertising.   Working with Councillor Steady regarding the management of Warrens Pond.

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Youth & Services for Children – February 2018

Posted on Feb 18, 2018 in Youth & Services for Children

Youth & Services for Children (Councillor Howard) I called in at the New Drop In at the Community Centre last Monday and met Chantelle and Neil the YMCA Youth Workers, they had brought some Sumo Wrestling Outfits and large floor Mats, they also had some computer games and a Tuck Shop.  I am going to try and help them with some more advertising and they have had an advertising banner made which we hope to move around town in various high profile spots

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Youth & Services for the Children – September 2017

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Youth & Services for 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...

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Youth & Services for the Children – August 2017

Posted on Aug 27, 2017 in Youth & Services for 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,...

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Youth & Services for the Children – June 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Youth & Services for 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...

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April 2016 – Youth

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Youth & Services for 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...

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February 2016 – Youth

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 in Youth & Services for 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...

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November 2015 – Youth

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 in Youth & Services for 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.

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October 2015 – Youth

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 in Youth & Services for 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.

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