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Youth Council column: People from Redbridge are passionate about their areas

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 June 2017

Ishrat Hossain, member of Redbridge Youth Council.

Ishrat Hossain, member of Redbridge Youth Council.

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Being an active member in my community, the look and feel of my streets are really important to me and so when I was offered the chance to represent the views of young people on the commission panel for the Streets Commission taking place in Redbridge, I was delighted and eager to take part.

The Streets Commission was all about the look and feel of Redbridge as a borough and its aim was to gather the positive and negative opinions from people living and working in Redbridge about their local communities. My role was to help gather feedback at the focus groups and to then help produce a final report for the council to then take into consideration.

It was enlightening to see how passionate people from all over Redbridge were about their local areas and it was interesting to hear about their initiatives and solutions to the problems faced within our borough.

Being part of the Streets Commission really has given me an interesting insight into how the council works and about how strategies are developed.

It has been really inspirational to be the only young person working amongst a range of professionals and I have felt honoured to have had the opportunity to represent the voices of the residents of Redbridge – young and old. I anticipate the change that the Streets Commission will bring to our local communities and I’m grateful that I got to play a part in this movement.

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