Youth council seeks vice-chairman

AN OUTSPOKEN and opinionated young person is wanted to fill the position of vice chairman on a youth council. The position on Stevenage Youth Council involves developing local services for young people. The candidate must live or learn in Stevenage, be ag

AN OUTSPOKEN and opinionated young person is wanted to fill the position of vice chairman on a youth council.

The position on Stevenage Youth Council involves developing local services for young people.

The candidate must live or learn in Stevenage, be aged between 11 and 19, and be able to attend a two-hour meeting from 4.30pm each Wednesday.

Nick Heslop, 17, is chairman of the youth council and said: "We want young people to get actively involved in making Stevenage a better place to grow up in.

"The youth council has been a great way to get involved in developing local activities for young people. It's also a fantastic way to make new friends who also want to make a difference."

Stevenage Youth Council has been instrumental in improving services for young people in the town, including the popular monthly After Dark live music events.

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Young people interested in becoming vice chair should email their ideas for advancing services for young people to youthcouncil@stevenage.gov.uk

An open evening, when youngsters will have the opportunity to find out more about the youth council, will be held from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on March 11 at the Bowes Lyon Centre on St George's Way in the town.

A vote for the vice chair will be held at the event.

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