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Workshop to launch new youth council in Burnham and Highbridge

YOUNG people in Burnham and Highbridge with something to say about the issues they face are being invited to a youth council workshop.

The event is being held in at the council offices in Jaycroft Road, Burnham, on Saturday, February 12 from 10am until midday.

A council spokesperson said: “The Burnham and Highbridge Youth Council is a new venture that we hope will not be about party politics, or just for those interested in politics.

“We would like it to be about issues facing young people and making things better for them in our area.

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“We are inviting inspired, dedicated and pro-active young people aged 15-19 who live in the Burnham and Highbridge area to work with us to develop a Youth Council. We are looking for a group of young people to step forward to represent their peers and get involved.

“The aim of the workshop is to enable young people to discuss how they would like a youth council to operate; to ask questions; explore ideas for action by a youth council; and find out how they can get involved in shaping decisions to benefit the area.

“Young people must book to attend the workshop which will be hosted by the town clerk, Sam Winter, and Cllr Dawn Carey.”

Cllr Carey said: “I’m really excited to have been given the go-ahead by the council to launch this exciting project to develop a youth council. The town council wants to hear the voices of our young people and I very much look forward to helping achieve that.”

For more information visit https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/news/calling-all-students

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