Chippenham Youth Council 2020

 

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.

A youth council is run by young people for young people so that they can get involved with the Town Council and 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 they will be open until 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.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in and you are aged 18 or under please contact the Town Council on enquiries@chippenham.gov.uk if you have any queries at all.
(We recommended a lower age limit of year 6 but we did have brilliant attendees at the Youth Forum who were younger so please don’t be put off)

To apply please download the application form HERE and ensure you fill in all three pages with the help of a parent/guardian as we need some of their details and their permission.

Places will be limited so please complete your application form and return to enquiries@chippenham.gov.uk or Chippenham Youth Council, The Town Hall, High Street, Chippenham, SN15 3ER. We will send you confirmation once we have received your application form. Please ensure all forms are returned by Friday 20 January 2020 at the latest.

This is the first year of the Chippenham Youth Council, the term of office will take place from the end of January 2020 until the start of the summer holidays of 2020.

We will contact you to let you know whether you application has been successful with details of the first meeting which will take place on Wednesday 29 January 2020.
We look forward to receiving your application.