Youth Council 'will give Burnham-On-Sea youngsters a voice'
to launch a new Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Youth Town Council
have been given the go-ahead this week.
of the Town Council voted in favour of setting up the new body
during a visit by members of the Somerset Rural Youth Project
is being set aside to launch the new Youth Council on a six-month
trial and youngsters will be encouraged to have their say about
issues affecting local young people.
councillor Kate Lawson, pictured, said she is a "huge supporter"
of the plan and will be helping to set up the scheme.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am delighted that the young people
of Burnham and Highbridge are to be given a voice."
have groups such as Dreamscheme for younger residents up to 14,
but we'd like to see engagement from older children too."
Peter Burridge-Clayton, who also supported the plans, added: "There
have been several previous attempts at running a Youth Council
in Burnham, and the key is keeping the momentum going."
information about how to join the Youth Town Council will be announced
later in the year here on Burnham-On-Sea.com.