Three months ago Belper got a new council. A Youth Council (pictured above). The members have all been elected from their schools or groups, to represent part of the youth community. Most schools are represented, with a few empty seats still sought to be filled by their “constituency”.
Belper Youth Council via Chair, Lucy Farrow, introduces the new council thus,
“We, as Belper Youth Council, are a collective mix of young people from around the local area between the ages of 10-18.
Our aims are to improve Belper for the young people and to make Belper happier and safer.
Our values are:
Our ongoing projects are:
- Belper climate awareness events 2020
- transport links for a safe way to school
- extra-curricula activities non-focused on sports to encourage other areas of talents and interests
- helping with the development of the new and upcoming skatepark
The new council, which has some real power, meets monthly.