Longridge Town Council are working with a number of engaged, enthusiastic and dynamic young people in developing our Youth Council. We have representatives from the two local high schools and we are looking for others who wish to make a difference to the town. This is a real opportunity to make a difference locally for all residents and to shape the town for the future. It is also a brilliant way to give young people a voice.

We are looking to increase the membership of the Youth Council and would also like to ensure that it represents the wider demographic/diversity within the town. If you are aged 11 to 18 years, a resident in the town or you attend school locally you can stand for the Council. We will not exclude people based on age and therefore if you have an interest but fall outside of the age range, please still contact us.

Who can be a Youth Councillor?

Anyone is welcome to stand for the Youth Council but if you are aged 11 to 18 and either live locally or attend one of the local schools you are welcome to come along and get involved.

How much time?

The Youth Council is just beginning in Longridge and therefore you decide as a group how much time you want to give to the Council and to its various projects.

Is being on the Council interesting?

There is a real risk that you might make a change to the town for the benefit of all residents. Like all things in life you will get out what you put in. However, this is an opportunity to engage with leaders in the town, learn new skills such as event organisation and chairing meetings. You are likely to build confidence and self-esteem but you also gain a positive glow from helping others. Finally it can look good on your CV and may come in handy when you apply for courses or job opportunities.

Want to know more?