Young People

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Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19521

Received: 25/02/2009

Respondent: Beulah Baptist Church

Representation:

The young persons section needs considerable improvement. Mention also should be given to the family and vulnerable singles. One bedroom homes do not allow for expansion. Communities are better if cross section of households provided.
Suggest qulification in document of role of LDF to effect complex issues impacting on social issues.
Suggest preferred strategy to meet needs of young people to provide i) affordable homes to retain young people in area;
ii)to take account young peoples needs for low cost modes of transport; iii) to help provide a broad spectrum of employment opportunities; iv) equip ther young with quality education and community facilities: v) Provide a range of recreational facilities.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19542

Received: 25/02/2009

Respondent: Councillor Michael Ensor

Representation:

There is a significant omission from the LDF Communities section. In the section on Young People (page 99) there is no defined "Preferred Strategy for Young People". This is a major omission, and it is essential that Rother District Council has a strong array of recommendations to positively address the needs of children, teenagers, and young adults. Especially since the under 25 years-of-age represents 25% of the population in Rother.
The Rother Residents Survey of 2006 had the highest priority for the Council to provide "activities for teenagers" (ref page 99 para 10.57) but there has been limited action to address There are a lack of wide ranging opportunities for young people.
It is essential that this section is made robust with a far reaching Preferred Strategy.
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Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19777

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: East Sussex County Council

Representation:

Overall, ESCC welcomes the emphasis on raising educational attainment and investment in educational facilities that appear throughout the document.
Further detailed work will be have to be done to help us to estimate the exact extent of the need for any additional primary and secondary provision and the timing of such provision. There will still be limitations of any pupil number forecasts made for the longer term.
It is welcomed that the document addresses the Building Schools for the Future programme and the Primary Capital Programme which aim to provide new or refurbished schools. it should be made clear that this does not negate Developer contributions through planning obligations in relation to major housing development.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19787

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: East Sussex County Council

Representation:

Para. 10.51 states:
"....unauthorised absence in Rother schools is higher, and average GCSE/A level grades are lower, than the regional averages. Although rates of teenage pregnancy are much lower than the national average, they have risen in Rother over the last ten years. Similarly the numbers of 16-18 year olds not in education, employment or training has risen slightly and stood at 8% in 2007".

It should read:
".unauthorised absence in Rother schools is slightly lower, and average GCSE/A level grades are higher, than the regional averages. Although rates of teenage pregnancy are much lower than the national average, they have risen slightly in Rother over the last ten years. Similarly the numbers of 16-18 year olds not in education, employment or training has risen slightly and stood at 8% in 2007 in line with the ESCC average but has actually dropped slightly since January 2006".

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19846

Received: 04/02/2009

Respondent: Crowhurst Society

Representation:

Why no yellow boxes for Youth? Why no specific strategy?

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20041

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Laurence Keeley

Representation:

Paragraphs 10.54 to 10.60 Young People

On all new sites there should be a building where young people can meet, and the building would accommodate two paid couples who would be paid to run activities and be there for any support that is required.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20056

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Laurence Keeley

Representation:

Some pupils would be better off leaving school at 14? The whole education system needs reviewing. Primary schools take children up to the age of 12 years old. This would be beneficial to the education system, as often children at the age of 11 are not mature enough to go to senior school.

At secondary level from 12-16, we should discover what the pupil is best at and give them more time on that subject. There could be an option of leaving school at 15 is there is a job to go to, some are more of a nuisance at school, for those who are better out of school.

Every secondary school now in opertion should have education for post 16.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20359

Received: 12/01/2009

Respondent: Sussex Enterprise

Representation:

Paragraphs 10.54 to 10.60

Ensuring that young people have adequate numeracy and literacy levels that will equip them for the workplace is vital, as is ensuring young people reach their full potential and can play to their talents by making vocational training better and more widely available.