What does a Youth Council do?
The aim is to involve Witney’s young people in local government, giving them a voice within the town and the opportunity to help shape their community with other young people in mind.
What are the benefits of being involved?
- Improve self esteem and confidence
- Great opportunities for personal development
- Expand your skills and knowledge bank
- It’s a great addition to your CV
Add Value to Your Community
- Promote a positive image of the town and young people and improve relationships between older and younger people in the community
- Be part of the democratic process and get involved in the decisions that affect young people in the town
- Learn about your community and develop an understanding of political processes, citizenship and representation
How Does it Work?
Witney’s Youth Council consists of 14 members (residents of Witney) drawn from schools and youth organisations to give a good cross section of the town a chance to be involved. The members range between 12 and 18 years old.
You will have your own annual budget of £500 a year to support events and projects you have resolved to work on.
Youth Council meets 6 times a year at meetings that are timetabled to fall 2 weeks before each Full Council meetings. In this way your minutes and resolutions can be approved in a timely manner so that you can get started on the things that matter to you with little delay.
To find out more or to apply to become a member of the Youth Council please email: email@example.com