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The Youth Council is for young people aged 11-19 to engage in matters that they care about.

Why become a Youth Councillor?

A Youth Councillor is part of a team that aims to influence change and have a say about being a young person today; a chance to stand up and be heard. You can promote the voice of young people, get involved in local decision making and campaign on issues that are important to you.

As a Youth Councillor, you can take on roles such as Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. You can represent your school or youth project, take part in training and have fun along the way.

The Chair of the Youth Council also holds a non-voting seat at Stevenage Borough Council meetings, alongside the Youth Mayor.

Stevenage Youth Council has been involved in and initiated a wide range of projects, and has also campaigned on a number of issues including the environment, litter picking, developing young people’s ideas about how to be more active in the community, and provided better facilities for young people using the Cooperative Youth Work Fund.

Who can be a Youth Councillor?

To become a member of the Youth Council, you will need to live or attend school in Stevenage and be aged between 11 and 19, or up to 25 if you have a learning difficulty or disability.

Where do the Youth Council meet?

The Youth Council are currently meeting virtually every Wednesday, 4pm to 5pm but usually meet weekly on a Wednesday, 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Bowes Lyon Young People’s Centre.

Who do I contact?

If you want to find out more, contact the Community Development team by email, youthcouncil@stevenage.gov.uk or call 01438 242558.