View from Youth Council: Young who want to improve borough

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 July 2018


On Monday, May 21 the Redbridge Youth Council (RYC) meeting took place in the town hall.

After hearing all the candidates’ speeches from previous weeks, the members’ of RYC votes were counted and the Young Cabinet of 2018 was announced.

The Young Cabinet mirrors the adult cabinet and the Members of Youth Parliament agreed roles on the Young Cabinet. Eman and myself (Amelia) were elected as co deputies and the rest of the Young Cabinet consists of Taybah, Jovan, Madz, and Shamika.

The Young Cabinet members then chose their portfolio in an area that they would like to see improve and will try to make a change in 2018.

The portfolios include finance, children and young people, health and social care, transformation and engagement, housing and homelessness, civic pride, planning and planning enforcement, growth & leisure and my chosen area crime, safety and community cohesion. The Young Cabinet will look at the young people’s perspective to help change our borough for the good.

Through RYC, young people such as myself are given opportunities to have a say in what is taking place in their borough.

Apart from the endless opportunities given in RYC, another reason I like RYC is the community. You are surrounded by people like yourself who want to change the borough they live in. We discuss serious problems in Redbridge and try to create answers. At the same time there are plenty of fun and learning for all of us. Do come to join us and to experience a taste of what Redbridge Youth Council is like.

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