Youngsters elected to county’s youth council
FORGET the General Election – there were nerves and excitement as new members of the Kent Youth County Council were elected on Saturday. Thousands of youngsters went to the polls to vote for the new youth council, which will soon start making its views known on major issues, such as education, transport and the environment. The number of candidates for the council was up from 77 in 2008 to 106 this year, with 48 new councillors being elected. The youth council is consulted by KCC councillors on major issues and their views are taken into account. The following were among those elected as members: Ashford: Daisy Jones, 13; Oliver Coates, 14; Hayley Back, 15, and Katie Williams, 15. Shepway: Alana Checksfield, 16; Kara Fleming, 14; Nikita Weller, 15, and Stephanie Nobs, 16.
Standard bearers gather to pay their last respects at the funeral of Tom Styles