Youth Council

Bolton Youth Council is a diverse group of young people aged 13-19 years old, who are actively involved in making decisions in the Borough of Bolton. We work with lots of different services, groups and organisations to make sure that young people are able to shape and influence decisions that concern our lives.

In order to link people into the community and becoming interested in democracy, we have worked with councillors in Bolton and created events and campaigns such as the annual Local Democracy Week Speed Rating Event to get young people to consult together about issues that affect their lives. 

Find out what else we've been up to by reading our Bolton Youth Council - News [PDF 2.26 MB] 

Youth MPs

Young people from all over Bolton voted to elect their choice for this years youth MP representatives for the next 12 months. We are very pleased to announce that the Bolton Youth MP's voted in for 2016 are Jonathon Wright with 4820 votes and Jaya Patel with 3821 votes.

Mayor for a Day

The ‘Mayor for a Day’ is a competition that the Youth Council in Bolton organise, run and judge. They launch this as part of Local Democracy Week and the actual Take Over day is part of the Children’s Commissioner Takeover Challenge.

The Takeover Challenge is a fun, hugely successful and exciting children and young people’s engagement project which sees organisations across England opening their doors to children and young people to take over adult roles.

It puts children and young people into decision-making positions and encourages organisations and businesses to hear their views. Children gain an insight into the adult world and organisations benefit from a fresh perspective about their work.

The challenge is open to young people aged 13 – 18 years old who, if successful, will need to be available on Saturday 19th November 2016.

Take a look here for more information and how to apply.

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