Young people to debate their views 

23/10/09

Bolton’s young people are set to launch plans to develop a youth council in the borough to coincide with Local Democracy Week, which began yesterday (19/10).

Young People from Bolton’s Cash Panel, the town’s youth MPs and members of local youth groups in the area have been visiting other authorities to get ideas on how to run a youth council, visiting Trafford Youth Cabinet last week.

Today (20/10) young people will receive training from the North West Regional Youth Work Unit on setting up the youth council in Bolton. The training will take place at the YMCA from 5pm until 7pm.

Youth Mps will also be launching a campaign to coincide with Local Democracy Week in an attempt to portray a more positive image of young people.

They plan to work with community radio station Bolton FM to address any misconceptions about youngsters that the public may hold. The youth MPs have also proposed to get the borough’s youth clubs to present a show on the station every month to explain what they do.

Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Executive Member for Children’s Service at Bolton Council, said: “Young people bring a unique perspective on how they see their town, and a youth council will be the perfect chance to air these views. I am looking forward to seeing what topics come up for debate.”

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