Well tonight was the follow up and it was even better. Around a dozen parents and a similar number of teenagers turned up along with folk from the Youth Buzz, Northfield Community centre, the Police and Edinburgh Leisure.
It was a very constructive discussion about how we can make better use of the resources we do have and how young and old can play their part in creating more opportunities for teenagers.
We have devised a 6 point plan;
- Midnight football
- a new chill out space
- between communications of what is available
- A sports coach course and Duke of Edinburgh Course
- A monthly local disco
- and a football game between the police and the local teenagers
We all have our jobs to do and we'll be back together in about 6 weeks to see how we have all got on.
It was a joy to be part of this and remind me once again just how much delivering for my constituents is both the most important and the most satisfying part of the job... so I had better get on and deliver for them,!
I will keep you up to speed on progress