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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:36am

Applications for the 2019/20 Selwyn Youth Council are open now.

Young people aged between 14 and 24 years of age who live in Selwyn are encouraged to apply.

The Youth Council is made up of 12 passionate young people with support from the Selwyn  District Council.

Current Youth Council Chair Paige Sullivan says by joining the Selwyn Youth Council you  could help make life better for local young people by representing their views to the Council  and other organisations. Youth Council

The Youth Council ensures the voices of young people in Selwyn are heard in local decision making and that their views are taken into account when planning projects that affect them, like town centre works, local parks, pools, libraries and events.

This year the Selwyn Youth Council has been involved with a number of initiatives including the Selwyn Link bus service trial, BOOST 2018, a ‘What do YOUth think? survey and hosting a ‘What do YOUth think? event to gather feedback on the Long–Term Plan 2018–2028.

Mayor Sam Broughton says our Youth Council has made a big difference in Selwyn. “If you are interested in helping support other young people and want to be a part of making cool things happen you should put your name forward for consideration.”

Any young person with a passion for issues affecting youth who wants to make a positive contribution to our community can complete an application online.

Applications open Monday 5 November and close Friday 23 November. You can learn more about Youth Council on our website or on Facebook.