Morden youth have their say

Merton Youth Partnership launched its new model of youth provision in the borough to an audience of over 50 people last Tuesday (3 July).

Young people from St Theresa’s R.C and Endeavour Youth Club had their say about what they wanted to see provided in Morden after Cabinet approved the model.

Representatives from the council, voluntary and community have all contributed to develop this new model, with plans for partnerships in Wimbledon and Mitcham.

To receive funding, organisations will need to bid in partnership with others to provide youth services. They must involve young people in deciding what should be on offer.

Organisations in Morden who are interested in bidding to run services locally should keep an eye out for information on the websites of Merton Voluntary Service Council and Merton Council. Proposals need to be submitted by Friday 14 September, 5pm. These will be presented to a panel including young people, voluntary organisers and council officers on Wednesday 19 September 2012.

Councillor Maxi Martin, cabinet member for children’s services said: “It was good to see so many people attending and to hear the views of young people. It is important that we continue to provide good services for our young people, that is why it is crucial to include them from the very beginning.”