Mansfield’s first youth conversation

MANSFIELD’S first Youth Conversation takes place on Thursday and will see more than 100 students come together to discuss local issues and meet with service providers to give the organisations a better understanding of the needs of young people.

Two students from each year group at all of the district’s seven secondary schools and West Notts College have been invited to attend the event on Thursday at Mansfield Library on Westgate, which has been organised by Mansfield District Council along with Mansfield Learning Partnership.

During the morning’s session a range of service providers will set up a market place where students will be able to visit the stalls and tell the service providers what they want and need from each service.

Services attending include: Nottinghamshire Police, Stagecoach transport, Mansfield District Leisure Trust, Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group, Mansfield District Council’s Leisure, Parks and Town Centre departments, Mansfield Museum and Nottinghamshire County Council Youth Services.

Then in the afternoon a question time event will be held in the library theatre with panellists including:

Coun Kate Allsop, Mansfield District Council

Inspector Paul Winter, Nottinghamshire Police

Irvin Robinson, Mansfield 2020

Amanda Sullivan, Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group

Tracy Powell, Mansfield and Ashfield Chad

Chairman - Tony Delahunty, Mansfield 103.2

Students will be able to quiz the panellists on topical issues relating to young people.

For more information please call Mansfield District Council’s Community Engagement team on 01623 463 372 or email communityengagement@mansfield.gov.uk.