Free online youth event – make your voice heard in your community
Newbury City Council is inviting young people to participate in a free online event following their youth voice survey released earlier this year.
In collaboration with Berkshire Youth, Time To Talk West Berkshire and Community United West Berkshire, Newbury City Council is hosting ‘Ask a Young Person’ on Thursday 17the June at 4.30 p.m. via Zoom.
The aim of this pilot event is for young people to participate in a series of short workshops to enable them to make their voices heard in their local community, sharing their views, ideas and opinions to influence future activities, events and opportunities in and around. Newbury. The city council hopes this will lead to identifying a group of young people to help them advise them on youth policies in the future.
The event workshops were formed as a result of the “Make Your Voice Heard!” Campaign. survey published in January 2021 which received more than 230 individual responses. The themes that form the subject of these workshops are “Things to do and meeting places”, “Mental health” and “Inclusiveness”. The event and workshops will be hosted by Berkshire Youth and Time to Talk.
Deputy Mayor Cllr Gary Norman said:
When we asked young people if they felt listened to by us, your advisers, they said we had to do more. The 17the June, we want to invite young people to tell us what it is really like to be young and to grow up in the region. We want to focus on the areas that they felt were the most important; meeting places, mental health and inclusiveness. All you have to do is introduce yourself and start talking, we are listening.
David Seward, CEO of Berkshire Youth, commented:
It’s great that so many young people have completed the “Make Your Voice Heard!” Program. survey and I encourage young people to participate in this event. Having faced the global pandemic, it is important not only for Berkshire Youth but also for our partners and supporters to do everything possible to listen to the young people in our communities. I believe that we should put young people at the heart of decisions that affect them and that we should listen and act on their concerns, concerns and ideas. I hope this will help us find positive ways to create a future for our young people.
Young people can get more information, or express their interest in participating in this event, by visiting the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ask-a-young-person-registration-153648413541