Date published: 28th March 2022

At the Cabinet meeting on Monday 28 March 2022, the formation of a NNDC Youth Council was unanimously approved.

With the help of the national organisation, the British Youth Council, NNDC is looking to set up a Youth Council that engages with schools and youth organisations across the district.

With the help of the British Youth Council, local schools and the community, NNDC will form a youth council, which will have the following role within the community:

  • Represent local young people in the decision-making process
  • Campaign on issues that are important to young people
  • Sit on scrutiny panels
  • Inspect local services

Cllr Lucy Shires, portfolio holder for Organisational Resources said:

I welcome these proposals. This is a very positive step in moving forwards with our ambition to establish a Youth Council for North Norfolk’

Around the UK there are already over 620 youth councils which work with local governments to engage with decision makers, discuss relevant issues and help to improve the lives of young people within their communities.

The formation of a Youth Council will help to bridge the gap between the local young people and the council.

Last updated: 12th April 2023