Hor­sham set to ap­point youth coun­cil

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Young peo­ple will have a stronger com­mu­nity voice with the for­ma­tion of Hor­sham Ru­ral City Coun­cil’s first youth coun­cil.

The youth coun­cil, open to young peo­ple aged 12 to 25, is part of a key devel­op­ment in the city’s youth strat­egy, which plans to ‘en­gage and em­power’ the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s younger gen­er­a­tions.

Mayor Mark Rad­ford said the youth coun­cil would pro­vide Hor­sham’s ‘fu­ture’ the op­por­tu­nity to build lead­er­ship skills, de­velop knowl­edge and voice opin­ions to cre­ate change.

“It’s very im­por­tant for us to con­nect with and lis­ten to our young peo­ple about their pri­or­ity is­sues and em­power them to be in­volved in the de­ci­sion mak­ing that im­pacts on their lives,” he said.

“The young peo­ple who get in­volved will also have the chance to de­velop knowl­edge in teamwork, meet­ing pro­cesses, or­gan­is­ing projects, pub­lic speak­ing, ad­vo­cat­ing for change and con­sult­ing with their peers.”

Cr Rad­ford said the youth coun­cil would re­ceive men­tor­ing and sup­port and would re­port to him­self and coun­cil­lors about the im­pacts of coun­cil plans and pro­grams on young peo­ple.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are open un­til July 30 and up to 10 youth coun­cil­lors will be ap­pointed in mid-july.

Peo­ple can ap­ply on­line or call the youth and early years team on 5382 9522 or email An­nie. Min­[email protected]

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