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Chippenham Youth Council

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Chippenham Town Council agreed to set up a Youth Council at Full Council on 27 March 2019 as they want to engage with young people in the town and involve them in the democratic process to inform and influence decisions that affect their lives.

Interested in becoming a Youth Councillor?

Are you aged 18 or under?  Are you interested in representing the view of young people in Chippenham and being the voice of the future?

Chippenham Town Council run a Youth Council, which gives a voice to the young people of the town on decisions that might affect them. If you are interested in being a Youth Councillor then please complete the application form and return to the email: youthcouncil@chippenham.gov.uk or by post to:

Chippenham Youth Council
The Town Hall
High Street
Chippenham
SN15 3ER

Find the application form HERE.

Want to find out more about Youth Council?

Our Youth Council has worked hard to produce a video that explains who the group are, what projects they have been working on, how to join the group if you are interested,  and it features a special guest at the end. You can watch the video below.

A youth council is run by young people for young people so that they can get involved with the Town Council and the local community. The youth council will work with the Town Council and other groups such as the Climate Emergency Advisory Group.
The Town Council has researched other youth councils and held a Youth Forum meeting which took place on 3 December 2019. Nineteen young people attended and took part in the workshops coming up with brilliant ideas and shared their opinions. They felt it important to get “youth representation in the Town” and “to allow young people to speak out and engage on things for future generations”.
The feedback from this Youth Forum meeting was very positive, the Town Council opened applications to be on Chippenham Youth Council in December 2019 and closed  Monday 20 January 2020.

Chippenham Youth Council will be supported by Chippenham Town Council but will be youth led, you will be able to meet and share ideas with other young people, enhance their communication and leadership skills and work with the community of Chippenham.

Screenshot on Zoom of Chippenham Town Council Youth Councillors