Welcome To Cranleigh Youth Council

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Youth Council meeting 16/11/17

Our youth council meeting on Thursday 16th November 2017 made important changes to our constitution, discussed possible youth council badges and talked about our recent visit to the rotary...

What does the Youth Council do?

Our Youth Council is made up of young people between the ages of 11 to 18 who live, work, or go to school in the parish of Cranleigh.

Run by young people for young people, we give local young people a voice and enable you to make your views heard in the formal decision-making process of Cranleigh Parish Council.

It’s an opportunity for you to discuss issues affecting you and other young people, to engage with decision makers and contribute to improving the lives of young people within our community.

There are currently over 620 youth councils active across the UK. They work with all levels of local government including Parish and Community Councils as well as Unitary Authorities, Borough and County Councils.

Our main roles are to represent the views of local young people to decision-makers and to campaign on issues that are important to young people.

This can include looking at local council funded services for young people, getting involved with parish projects, finding out about local sports clubs, improving health and well-being for young people, and much more…

We run in partnership with Cranleigh Parish Council with guidance and assistance from lead parish councillors.

Interested in joining the Youth Council? Get in Touch.

We believe that the benefits of a youth council will be wide-ranging throughout our Cranleigh Community.

When do we meet?

We hold meetings once a month in the Parish Council Offices in Village Way which last for about 1 hour. We can also attend workshops on topics like public speaking and fund raising.

How can you help?

You can apply to join the youth council. If you don’t want a regular commitment we also have one-off campaigns which you can help with. Find out more. Fancy becoming a guest blogger?  Get in touch and have a chat.

Improving our website

We have a new website, but there’s lots more we want to do to improve it.  If you can help get in touch!

Public Transport

We are looking at the cost and availability of transport for young people in Cranleigh, get in touch with your ideas.

Your Ideas!

If you have an idea about something you would like the youth council to look into or you would like to help with just get in touch.

Community Showcase

We are going to be at the Parish Council Community Showasce in the Village Hall on 28th April 2018. Starts at 10am, come along and meet us there.

Our Members

Find out more about our members and why they joined the youth council.

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