Local democracy for young people

Young people's activities

Young people discussing consultation

Young peoples' views are integral to the work we do in Hinckley and Bosworth. We always aim to adapt to the changing priorities of young people in our borough, creating a safe and inviting environment for them to use.

Our priorities are: inclusion, as well as working in partnership with schools and local organisations to support skill-building and emotional intelligence.

Working closely with our primary and secondary schools, we run various events prioritising inclusion throughout the year. We are also proud to hold our annual democracy event for primary schools. This annual event allows pupils in years five and six to spend the day at the council chamber learning about how the council works and operates. It also shows young people how they can play an important role in community cohesion and future debate.

We also run new activities each year to develop young peoples' understanding of the importance of democracy, both locally and in the wider sense. Young people are given the opportunity to ask questions and debate with current councillors, mayors and their deputies and heads of services.

We work to ensure that our democracy events reach every corner of the borough and are inclusive to all schools, educating young people in years five and six. Not only do pupils have a fantastic day learning outside of their usual setting, but the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council employees involved have a great time too.

If you are interested, why not join our annual conference for young people? It offers an opportunity to get involved and participate politically, either as a part of a school or individually. Our conference is an open forum for young people to converse with officers about all things involving their local area and is an important platform for young people aged 11 to 19 to actively engage in their community.

We also run a Voice Forum for young people aged 11 to 19 who either live in the borough or or attend a school/college in the area. The forums are ideal for those who are passionate about local politics and making a difference to the community we live in. The meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month and aim to provide young people with a place to express their views and give them opportunities to make a difference to their community, offering their input on the decisions being made.

If you are a teacher, student, or interested in learning more about the services that our team offer, please get in touch via the contact details below.

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Last updated: 20/09/2022, 15:24:49