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View from Youth Council: You can join in Monday’s youth debate

PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 November 2017

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Being a member of the Young Cabinet for Environment and Sustainability has been an honour.

Serving my youth community with a role linked to transport safety is something I feel humble to have done.

I created the safer journeys initiative in my school which teaches the younger pupils how to travel to and from school safely, and I am proud to have accomplished this, this year.

Having had a successful trial within my school I hope to encourage other schools across the borough to take up this initiative, created by the youth for the youth. It was during October last year that I developed this idea, coming to weekly Youth Council meetings after the Question Time Debate that was held at Mayfield School with a panel of councillors.

These were held again this year and will culminate in a youth debate again with a panel of councillors from the three main parties. This debate is open for anyone aged 11-18 and will be held on November 20 in the Town Hall. Tickets are available on Eventbrite or by emailing the Youth Council. If you believe you are a change-maker, have ideas and have a passion for politics and you live and/or study in Redbridge and are aged 11-18 years old, the Youth Council is always ready for new members to join. In addition you can nominate yourself to represent Redbridge nationally as a Member of Youth Parliament, there is an online form at redbridge.gov.uk/youthelection and the deadline is th November 27. For further information please contact youth.council@redbridge.gov.uk.

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