The city council organizes a workshop before the launch of the youth council

DEDICATED and proactive young people are encouraged to attend a workshop next month to help develop a new Burnham and Highbridge Youth Council.

The City Council invites young people aged 15 to 19 from the Burnham and Highbridge area to participate in the workshop, which will take place on Saturday, February 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The workshop will take place at the City Council offices in Jaycroft Road, Burnham.

The Youth Council is a new venture to encourage young people to represent their peers, discuss the issues they face in the region and find solutions to make things better.

The city council says the event won’t be about partisan politics and won’t just be aimed at young people who are interested in politics.

CALLING ALL STUDENTS: A poster advertising the new Burnham and Highbridge Youth Council (Image: Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council)

During the workshop, participants will discuss how they would like a youth council to work and explore ideas for action.

They will learn how they can get involved in shaping decisions that benefit the region and will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The workshop will be facilitated by City Clerk Sam Winter and Councilor Dawn Carey.

Cllr Carey said: “I’m really delighted to have been given the green light by the council to start this exciting youth council development project.

“The City Council wants to hear the voices of our young people, and I look forward to helping make that happen.”

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: WORKSHOP: Local young people can discuss the new youth council on Saturday February 12 (Image: Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council)WORKSHOP: Local young people will be able to discuss the new youth council on Saturday February 12 (Image: Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Borough Council)

Youth must book to attend the workshop and parents or guardians must complete a consent form for their child to attend the workshop.

For more information about the Youth Council or to access the online consent form, visit