Cllr Paramjit Reyat - Town Mayor 2003/2004
Congratulations to Mr Reyat who raised an amazing sum of £9,072 towards his Town Mayor's Youth fund during his term in office.
You may recall that in May we published details of Councillor Mr Reyat's Youth Fund raised during his term in office during 2003/2004 and invited local groups to submit ideas for activities for which the Fund could support. There was a positive response from local groups and following careful consideration, Mr Reyat was delighted to make funding available to the following groups.Former Town Mayor presents cheques to Youth Groups from his Youth Fund (07/07/06)
The groups were welcomed to the meeting of the Full Council to receive their cheques and the Town Council wishes them all well in their activities. We hope you agree that the funding has opened up opportunities for young people that would not have normally been available to them.
Pictured above are Mr S Falner of the 4th Leicester Scout Group, Fern Clarke & Alison Ide of the 3rd Braunstone Guides and Daniel Snell of the Braunstone Town Youth Council. The following projects were supported:-
4th Leicester Scout Group - £800 towards a trip to London and overnight stay on HMS Belfast - The Youth Fund will enable up to 40 beavers, cubs and scouts to enjoy a once in a lifetime trip to London including an overnight stay on the HMS Belfast, and visit to the London Eye and top Museums.
Braunstone Town Youth Council – £400 towards a Performing Arts Project - This project involves an 8 week period 2.5 hour sessions of workshops for 11-16 year olds and will be held at Winstanley Community College. It is hoped that the workshops will result in the production of a piece of performing art that acts out an issue that impacts on young people's lives and will be performed by the youngsters at various locations around the Town. The project is aimed at building confidence and developing creative skills in young people.
3rd Braunstone Town Guides - £1,500 towards camping equipment - This Guide Group has been limited to the number of members that can enjoy camping trips due to the lack of equipment. Mr Reyat was
delighted to be able contribute to the purchase of much needed new equipment, including large mess tents, gas cookers, sitters and tables to allow more 11-16 year olds to enjoy this activity.
Town Mayors Youth Fund
A magnificent £ 9, 072 was raised by Mr Reyatt during his term of office as Braunstone Town Mayor. The following chart shows how the fund benefited young people in the area between 2004 and 2010. The last grant was made on 9th April 2010 to Blaby District Council as a contribution to the Youth Bus.