Magherafelt Locality Planning Group ‘Have Your Say’ Event


January 2013

Children and Young People have been involved in planning local services in Magherafelt. Magherafelt Locality Planning Group asked children and young people in the area to identify how their needs can be addressed by the Locality Action Plan. 220 responses have been received to date across the age ranges of 7-18 years.

Pictured are: Katelynne Coulter (Aged 8) from Magherafelt and Liam McAuley (aged 15) from Draperstown are the lucky winners of the prize draw from the 220 entries. Also included Michael McCrory, Magherafelt District Council, Marie Donaghy, Northern Regional College and Chair of Magherafelt Locality Planning Group, Ann-Marie McStocker, NICHI project, Sandra Anderson CYPSP Participation Officer and Selena Ramsey, CYPSP Locality Development Officer. Prizes donated by NICHI Project.

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Magherafelt Locality Planning Group was launched on Thursday 22nd March 2012. Supported by Magherafelt District Council and the Children and Young Peoples Strategic Partnership, and with membership from all local statutory, voluntary and community sector organisations the group aims to improve outcomes for children and young people in the area. The Group is committed to ensuring that children, young people and parents are involved in the planning of services. This work is the first stage in that process. The information collected will inform a local action plan for service development and will also set out how children and young people will be involved in this work in the future.

Marie Donaghy,Northern Regional College, Chair said “Magherafelt Locality Planning Group understands the important role children and young people have in the planning process. We are looking forward to working with all children and young people in the area as our action plan develops.