Youth Council

Youth Council

Youth Council logo

The GYC is a group of young people who help to get the views of young people from Gosport heard.  It is an organisation run by young people for young people.

We represent you if you are aged between 11 and 19 and you live in the borough of Gosport. We tackle issues that affect you as young people and we get involved in projects such as Gosport Summer Passport, the Royanne Twinning and Youth Award.  We also have a new, dedicated website which you can find out more about our work gyconline.wordpress.com/

If you want to get involved, the next few meetings will take place on:

  • Wednesday 17th May, 5pm Brune Park Drama Studio
  • Wednesday 7th June, 5pm Gosport Town Hall
  • Wednesday 21st June, 5pm Brune Park Drama Studio

Free refreshments are provided at all of the meetings. If you like the sound of the youth council or want to find out more E-mail: sam.mitchell@gosport.gov.uk or call 02392 545232 or text 07985 234367.

Following the success of the 2016 Youth Conference, GYC members organised a Crime Conferenec which took place onThursday 9th February 2017 at Thorngate Halls.  Pupils from local schools were invited to attend and will take part in a number of workshops on topics related to Crime and associated issues.  The local Distrcit Commander from Hampshire Constabulary attended, along with Hampshire Youth Commission and a number of other organisations.  A short article about the success of the event was published in the Portsmouth News: www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region/gosport/gosport-youth-council-organise-crime-event-for-their-peers-1-7816942

Feedback from the workshops and surveys will be published here following the event but you can find the previous Conference document here:  Youth Conference evaluation[WORD, 4,554k].

mind map

group work      icebreaker

Past achievements

Bmary park

During the 2015 Gosport Summer Passport, some young people identified that improvements need to be made to the skate park at Bridgemary Park near Cunningham Drive. They signed a small petition that they gave to Councillor Beavis and with the help of local councillors, officers from GBC Leisure Department and Mark Vincent from Amiri Construction, some drawings of how the skatepark can be improved have been produced by Gravity Parks.

Discussion      Plan discussion

These were first shown at the GYC meeting on Wednesday 7th October 2015 and they generated a lot of excitement from local young people who use the park. They came up with some new ideas that could be incorporated into the design and we also met some users at Lee-on-the-Solent skate park at the end of October, who thought the plans looked really exciting! It is hoped that the skatepark development will happen in 2017 depending on the success of a funding application to assist with the costs.

Lee skate consult      Lee skate 2

In 2014, GYC members carried out the Tour De Gosport where they identified six areas in Gosport with problems such as poor lighting, littering and safety and together with local Councillors, they identified some solutions to these problems. An article in the Portsmouth News highlights some of the areas visited (link here) . Some of the areas are part of the improved lighting programme (such as Stanley Park) and improvements have been made to Rowner Rec and Leesland park improvements are progressing.

Stanley park