Youth Conversation – let’s get talking

March 15, 2013 12:01 pm

Mansfield’s first Youth Conversation takes place next week and will see more than 100 students come together to discuss local issues and meet with local service providers to give the organisations a better understanding of the needs of young people: our future workforce.

Two students from each year group at Mansfield District’s seven secondary schools and West Nottinghamshire College have been invited to attend the event on Thursday 21 March at Mansfield Library on Westgate, jointly organised between Mansfield District Council and 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:

  • Cllr 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.  This activity has been organised in order to better understand, and respond to, the needs of our young people in order to ensure that their needs are met which should also help towards a successful transition into the world of work.  

For more information please call Mansfield District Council’s Community Engagement team on 01623 463372 or email

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