Youth voices sought
Young people’s views are important and the Marlborough Youth Council is currently seeking applications from those who would like to contribute to the community.
The Marlborough Youth Council is made up of 21 diverse young people of secondary school age from varying backgrounds and ethnic origins. It aims to encourage youth to become involved in community affairs and events.
They meet monthly to discuss youth issues, gain valuable skills and learn about local government and all share a desire to make a difference for the region of Marlborough.
Members contribute to Marlborough District Council’s decision-making by providing a youth perspective.
Community Partnerships Advisor Jodie Griffiths said it was vital that youth had a voice in the community and on Council and it was an opportune time for parents and grandparents to encourage their children and grandchildren to apply.
“It gives young people a voice and helps them understand local decision making,” she said. “We’ve had some great young people on the council involved in making good decisions including the inspirational George Glover who is about to embark on a fundraising swim for mental health.”
There are currently 12 vacancies on the Council and applications close on Sunday 26 February – for further information