Local Democracy Week - 10 to 16 October 2016
Local Democracy Week is an annual campaign led locally by the council's democratic services department. The event aims to engage young people in local politics and provide an opportunity for them to voice their concerns.
The theme this year is ''Living Together in Culturally Diverse Societies: Respect, Dialogue, Interaction'' taking place between Monday 10 and Sunday 16 October.
The Council will be involved with the campaign and this year have organised for primary school pupils to:
- See the Council Chamber, how it is laid out for council meetings and have the opportunity to sit in the Mayors Chair and see the Mayoral robes.
- View the Regalia on show where the Mayor's Officer will point out a few items of interest as well as tell stories.
- Enter a drawing competition. Pupils will be asked to draw a picture of their favourite item from the Regalia for the competition to be judged by the Mayor of Boston, who will attend the school and present a certificate to the winner.
- A tour of the borough council's CCTV suite
Selected students from Boston College will be attending a Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday at the council. They will be supplied with copies of the planning agenda and will be escorted to and from the meeting by a member of our planning staff.
Boston Youth Council will also be meeting with Cabinet members and MP Matt Warman on Friday.