Broxbourne Youth Council is made up of young people aged 11-17 years who work together to represent young people within the borough. It is supported by Hertfordshire County Council Services for Young People and Broxbourne Borough Council.
Over the past year they have prioritised improving local services and opportunities for young people. This year they have been lobbying for improved transport links, improving mental health services and support for young people and improving young people’s safety.
More recently they have been involved in raising awareness of how we can all take simple steps to improve our local environment and have undertaken a range of litter picks in parks, spent time speaking to other young people and highlighted the need for litter bins in key areas across the borough. The Youth Council works with agencies through the Youth Strategy Partnership Group to coproduce improved services and opportunities for young people.
New Youth Mayor Ethan Yardley said: “This year, I really want to encourage more young people to participate in local projects because it’s good for their physical and mental wellbeing. I’m also passionate about protecting Broxbourne’s beautiful environment. Becoming Youth Mayor is a great honour for me.”
New Deputy Youth Mayor Adesola Adewale said: “For me, being the Deputy Youth Mayor allows to me to develop a much better insight in what the borough needs. With that knowledge, I can advise the youth council on what we need to act on to better our community. It’s also a great place to feel fully immersed in the borough we live in, which I think is really important.”
Young people meet each Wednesdays 7-9pm and the group are always welcoming of new members who want to support their local community and make a difference for young people in Broxbourne.
For more information on the Youth Council and other projects and programmes for young people visit our website.