Felsted Parish Council has proposed the setting up of a Parish Youth Council for the village. As a first stage we have a permanent youth representative sitting on the council.
What is a Parish Youth Council?
A Youth Council is a democratic organisation created, run and developed by young people for young people, in order to represent the views of young people at a local level.
It gives young people the opportunity:
- To have a voice.
- To discuss relevant issues.
- To engage with decision makers.
- To contribute to improving the lives of other young people within their communities.
In many parishes, the Youth Council has responsibility for managing a part of the Parish Council’s budget where it is of particular relevance to young people.
Who are the members and how are they elected?
Typically, members are aged 14 to 18 years and will either live in the village or will be in education in the village, travelling from homes fewer than five miles away.
How can you get involved?
If you are interesting in getting involved, or are a parent and would like to understand more, please contact the Parish Clerk.
You can also learn more from the Local Youth Council Network page of the British Youth Council website.