Young people and local democracy

About local democracy for young people

Children and young people are valued citizens in Hinckley and Bosworth. Our annual local democracy events aim to support this vision.
We are committed to promoting opportunities to engage children and young people in their communities and to give them as much influence as possible. Children and young people’s active involvement means providing opportunities for all children and young people to have a meaningful input to decisions that affect their lives.
Almost every year, an event is held to engage with young people aged between 14 and 19 years old, who would be the next electorate. The event aims to establish their key priorities which will feed into the wider community's desires for the next five-year period. Young people also have the opportunity to directly question and express their views to the leaders of the council. Additionally, we provide young people with presentations to enhance their knowledge on different aspects of active citizenship as well as political participation.

We hope to hold a young people’s local democracy event annually. All secondary schools and academies in the borough of Hinckley and Bosworth are invited to the event. For more information about future local democracy events please contact Rebecca Ball, Children and Young people’s Strategic Co-ordinator on 01455 255937.

Last updated: ‎29‎/‎05‎/‎2019‎ ‎12‎:‎02‎