Nithsdale Area Committee (Community) Minutes

Date:
Tuesday 10 November 2015
Time:
6:30pm
Place:
Oasis Centre, Newall Terrace, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Ted Thompson (Chairman)-Lochar
Graham Bell-North West Dumfries
Rob Davidson-Abbey
Andy Ferguson-North West Dumfries
Yen Hongmei Jin-Lochar
Jeff Leaver-Lochar
John Martin-Nith
Tom A McAughtrie-Abbey
David J McKie-North West Dumfries
Colin Smyth-Nith
Davie Stitt-Abbey
Alastair Witts-Nith
Officials:
Kirsty Peden - Governance Officer
In attendance:
Emily Davies - Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament
Lewis Douglas - Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament
Apologies:
John Syme (Vice-Chairman) - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Ian Blake - Abbey
Gillian Dykes - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Jack Groom - Nith
Ivor A Hyslop - Lochar
Ronnie Nicholson - North West Dumfries
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

12 Members present, 6 apologies, 2 not present.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared.

3 YOUTH SERVICES IN NITHSDALE AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S NEEDS ASSESSMENT - REPORT BY HEAD OF CUSTOMER SERVICES

Decision

 

3.1     AGREED the format of the meeting as detailed in the report.

 

PROCEDURE the Chairman advised that the meeting would now break to allow members of the public to participate in workshops to discuss the following 5 main issues/topics highlighted by young people as part of the Nithsdale Youth Needs Assessment:


(a)   Body image
(b)   Nothing to do
(c)   Money and budgeting
(d)   Bullying
(e)   Jobs and employment

 

MEMBER - Yen Hongmei Jin left the meeting - 11 Members present.

 

NOTED

 

3.2     the findings of the young people’s needs assessment;

 

3.3     the presentations from Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament and 3 youth organisations who delivered projects at the Community meeting, namely Rathbone, LGBT Youth Scotland and Oasis Youth Group;

 

3.4     that 54 young people attended the Community meeting and 14 individuals participated online via Twitter; and

 

3.5     AGREED that all the comments/feedback received from the public discussion groups would be detailed as at the Appendix.

 

4 PUBLIC FORUM

Decision

 

NOTED that there were no items for discussion.

5 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

 

NOTED  that there were no items of business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.