We are proud to announce that seven young people have been accepted as the founder members of West Horsley Youth Council. This Youth Council will echo the full Council in that they have an elected Chairman, Clerk and Finance Officer. We hope that not only will this offer a real voice to the youth of the community but that they will begin to understand the responsibilities of being a Parish Councillor and having the opportunity to make a difference in your own village and community.
Under our guidance, we hope that they will grow with confidence and have a relevant and influential place in our community. The Youth Council will initially become part of The Community Task Group, as they already have a programme of planned events which they hope to launch as soon as Covid-19 restrictions allow.
West Horsley Place is keen for our Youth Council to work with them to plan and add future events and schemes. All in all, we see it as an important and positive way of ensuring that our young people feel that they have a real and significant place in our local community as well as providing a great experience they can take forward to the next stages in their education and careers.
If you are interested in joining the West Horsley Youth Council in the future and are aged between 13-18 years please email Mel Beynon - firstname.lastname@example.org or Vanessa Buosi -email@example.com.