Council urges youngsters to join important committee

By Olivia Mumby

Leicester City Council (LCC) is calling for more young people to stand for its Young People’s Council (YPC).

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In a statement issued via Twitter, the council said: “We want young people aged 11-19 to stand for our Young People’s Council and have their say on local issues in Leicester.”

Members of the YPC are representatives of the community, working with council members on issues regarding young people’s services in the city.

It is their job to make their communities’ voices heard, so they meet with locals to discuss needs and issues.

City-wide elections will start on Monday, 26 February, and will last for a week, with voting being held in schools, colleges and youth centres.

A special event will then be held at Leicester’s City Hall, where the successful candidate will be sworn in.

They will then have a seat alongside members of the council on the children’s scrutiny committee to monitor council decisions on issues affecting the city’s young population.

LCC continued: “Make sure you apply before registration closes on the 16th February.”

Anyone who wishes to become a candidate should email Bernadette.killeen@leicester.gov.uk or call 07710 148497.

More information can be found on the council’s website at https://t.co/WAFyZAyLSC

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