Nominations have closed for this year’s elections to Epping Forest Youth Council.
34 candidates for 25 seats
An amazing 34 candidates are standing for just 25 seats. All pupils can vote in the 5 school elections in March at:
- Davenant Foundation School
- Roding Valley High
- Braeside School
- King Harold Academy
- Epping St Johns School
Helen Kane, Chairman of Epping Forest District Council will formally announce the result of the election and welcome the new youth councillors on 22 March. Once elected, a youth councillor serves in office for a term of 2 years.
Encouraging pupils to vote
Current youth councillors encouraging pupils to vote – click on image to enlarge.
Make a change in the community
Epping Forest Youth Councillor Sammy Miller said:
This was something which enabled me to voice my opinions, enjoy new experiences with passionate and knowledgeable people.
It’s an excellent opportunity to make a change in the community and be involved in excellent projects which will teach you life lessons, and help you learn about the real-life problems which we must face and oppose to make the community a better place.
Epping Forest Youth Council
Epping Forest Youth Council is made up of 25 young people aged between 12 and 17 years, elected by their peers to give young people a voice in the district.
Youth Councillor have an important role in saying how local services are run. Their views are important and they also represent other young people and their views, even if they don’t always agree with them. They meet with adult councillors from the district, town and parish councils, to ensure that young people’s voices are heard locally.
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