Agenda and decisions
Venue: Room 1S 131, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND. View directions
Contact: Penny Chamberlain Principal Committee Officer
The Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Libraries and Culture will consider a report by the Area Commissioner (North) on Future Commissioning and Provision of Youth Activities [Positive Activities].
Contact – Tim Smith (01743 252411)
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(a) That the Council continues to operate the maximum number of youth work sessions possible, in areas of highest social need, until 31st March 2015 reflecting the outcomes of the consultation on the interim model 2014/15.
(b) That the Council undertakes further work to test new methods of local commissioning of youth activities, involving local joint committees and young people, ahead of the new model being implemented in April 2015, reflecting the outcomes of the consultation on the future commissioning model. This second phase of testing will be evaluated. Findings may lead to further refinement and a final model, to be agreed by the Director of Commissioning in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Libraries and Culture.
(c) That the Council seeks to procure a youth activities partner to provide infrastructure and commissioning support for local joint committees and organisation providing youth activities to ensure that the Council’s statutory responsibilities are fulfilled. The final decision of choice of provider will be made by the Director of Commissioning in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Libraries and Culture.