MINUTES OF THE ASHFIELD YOUTH COMMITTEE OF ASHFIELD COUNCIL, HELD IN ASHFIELD TOWN HALL, 260 LIVERPOOL ROAD, ASHFIELD ON MONDAY 2 MAY 2011, COMMENCING AT 5:30 PM.
PRESENT Councillor Patrick Kelso, Sophie Hawkshaw (Chair), Mary Britton, Gauri Nadkarni, Victor Dao, Therese Scott and Camille Cavill.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF LOCAL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
We acknowledge the Gadigal/Cadigal People as the traditional owners of this land, their traditions and customs. We acknowledge their elders past and present, and any relatives who might be here today.
APOLOGIES Joshua Gaddi and Pooja Halasagi
DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST
No disclosures were made.
CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
The minutes of the Ashfield Youth Committee Meeting held on Monday 18 April 2011 were confirmed.
REPORT ON PREVIOUS ACTIONS
Action: Camille to approach Ashfield Boys High School and see if they are interested in having a workshop run for their students.
Result: Unable to contact High School due to school holidays. Action before next meeting.
Action: Discuss the cooking classes at the next meeting.
Result: Complete: this item discussed at this meeting. See discussion below.
Action: Patrick to further explore the expansion of the Skate Park at Summer Hill.
Result: Complete: Patrick gave a progress report on this matter
After some discussion about running a Reach workshop at Ashfield Boys High School (ABHS), a decision was made to first ask ABHS, offer to run a free Leadership workshop through the SRC, but open to any students. Ask the SRC members if they would be interested in this workshop. If ABHS are not interested, then consider asking Canterbury Boys High School as they are the other public high school in Ashfield.
ACTION: Camille to speak with SCR Teacher from Ashfield Boys High School.
Patrick advised that the netball courts at DJ Gardens had not been booked for about 2 years. This shows that there is not a demand for the courts, and that a basketball half court and larger skate park are likely to increase the people using the park. Gauri suggested that funding could be sourced from the Australian Governments “National Building Economic Stimulus Plan grants”. Lismore is using this funding to build another skate park. Also, Skateboarding Australia runs skateboarding clinics. We could use them to run classes at the opening of the proposed skate park.
UPDATE ON COUNCIL’S ACTIVITIES
E-Waste Collection – Council is collecting e-waste at the Depot, this Saturday 7 May from 8.30am-3pm. Residents can bring their unwanted electronic products, such as DVD players, VCRs, computers and accessories, telephones and mobiles, cameras, gaming consoles, household electrical items (toaster, kettle, microwave) for collection by Council. The Depot is located at 7 Prospect Road, Summer Hill.
Van Badham’s Writing Workshops – Van is an international, award winning novelist and playwright. She is running free writing workshops at Thirning Villa on Tuesday nights (7pm-9pm from 10 May to 14 June) and Wednesday mornings (10am-12n from 11 May to 15 June). The workshops are designed for all skill levels and will help you improve your writing skills. To book in, contact Jenni on email@example.com. For more info about Van’s work, visit her website http://www.vanbadham.com. Thirning Villa is located at 40 Arthur Street, Ashfield.
Opening of the New Library – It is unclear if the New Library will open as planned in mid-May. The building work has been completed but there are technical issues still remaining that need to be sorted before Council can move into the new building.
EVENT PLANNING: YOUTH COOK
Goal: To run a one-off cooking class for around 15-20 teenagers at Summer Hill Community Centre, on a week night. If it is successful, we should consider running it again. We will run a survey to see if people enjoyed the cooking class.
To progress the cooking class we split up the tasks:
Book in Cooking Company (Little Spoons) – Gauri to organise. Things to ask
· Cost of a 1.5-2 hour lesson for around 20 teenagers
· What type of venue do you need (access to kitchen?)
· What equipment do you need/do we need to bring
· What should the participants wear or bring
· Are you available in late July, on a week night
· How much setup and pack up time do you need
· Ask for a menu – what will we cook
Book in Venue (Summer Hill Community Centre) – Victor to organise.
· Once Gauri knows the venue requirements, (access to kitchen, setup and pack up time, availability of Little Spoons), Victor to discuss these needs with Summer Hill Community Centre.
· Find out when the Centre is available in July, on a week night
· Council is entitled to free venue hire.
· Council has public liability insurance to cover this activity.
Gauri and Victor will email each other with the details. Once we know what we are cooking and the venue, the next task will be creating a flyer and promotion. Camille has around 300 people on her youth mail list, which we can promote the cooking classes to. When doing a group email, send it out in batches of around 20-50 emails, otherwise it may go into people’s junk mail. Otherwise, try using free website Vertical Response or Mail Chimp.
ACTION: Gauri to discuss a July booking with Little Spoons.
ACTION: Victor to speak to Summer Hill Community Centre about a booking.
ACTION: Camille to tell Jorge that Victor will be calling to discuss a booking.
The Next meeting will be held at Ashfield Town Hall at 5.30pm-6.30pm on Monday 16 May 2011
PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED AT 6.30PM
Chairperson of the meeting of Ashfield Youth Committee
when the Minutes were confirmed