WHAT’s it all about?
A Youth Council is a formal way of having your say. As a Youth Councillor you can promote the voice of young people, get involved in local decision making and campaign on issues that are important to you. The Chair of the Youth Council also holds a non-voting seat at Stevenage Borough Council meetings
As a Youth Councillor you can take on roles such as Chair, Vice Chair; Communications Officer, Web Site Administrator and Conference Coordinator. You can represent your school or youth project; take part in training and a weekend residential…And have fun!
To become a member of the Youth Council you will need to live or attend school in Stevenage and be aged between 11 to 19 years, or up to 25 if you have a learning difficulty or disability
Stevenage Youth Council has been involved in and initiated a wide range of projects, hosts the Annual Youth Conference and has also campaigned on a number of issues including local public parks, the environment, young people and the Police, and better facilities for young people. This includes creating the After Dark live music programme, creating a “Question Time” debate with the Chief of Police, and helping to establish the YMCA Space in the Town Centre
WHY should I get involved?
To be part of a team that aims to influence change, have your say about being a young person. Now is the chance to stand up and be heard!
WHERE do the Youth Council meet
Stevenage Youth Council meets weekly on a Wednesday 4.30pm until 6.30pm. Meetings take place at either Stevenage Borough Council offices or at Bowes Lyon Centre. You do not have to attend every meeting to be a youth Councillor!
WHO do I contact
To find out how you can join Stevenage Youth Council contact:
Stevenage Borough Council Neighbourhood Development Team
Mobile: 07810 155045