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Boston Youth Council wants your views

Boston Youth Council is giving younger residents a chance to air their views on a whole range of issues.

Boston Youth Council members put the finishing touches to their questionnaire. From left, Rayna Koshy, Ben Mason, Amy Pearson, Smilte Matulyonite, Egle Matulyonite and Aerisha Waheed

Members of the youth council want to gauge what concerns are priorities for young people in the area.

The youth council's 12 members, aged 11 to 18, have used their first few meetings to draw up a questionnaire for young people to help them draw up a programme of work.

Chairman, Ben Samra, said: "The youth council felt it important that they sought the views of others in order to get a real feel for the issues and concerns that people have.

"The questionnaire was put together after a great deal of deliberation, and it is important, if young people are to feel they really have a say about matters which concern them, that they respond. This is their opportunity to have their say in a forum which will really represent them."

Young people can share their views by completing the questionnaire and returning it to Boston Youth Council, c/o Maddy Eyre, Local Communities Development Officer, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8QR

They can also complete one online at Boston Youth Council survey

They can also email ideas to bostonyouthcouncil@boston.gov.uk

Youth councillors hold office for one year and meet once a month, taking on similar areas of responsibility to the portfolio holders of Boston Borough Council, who they will develop working relationships with.

They will have the opportunity to participate in debate and will represent and take action on issues which affect young people. 

Their next surgery take place at Boston's Community Rooms, Strait Bargate, on Saturday, July 19, from 11am until 1pm. Come along and meet them and discuss any issues you have relating to young people.