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Town council to appoint youth representatives

Created on 06/01/2018 @ 10:10
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A call has gone out for young people to get involved in the running and future of Newtown by becoming part of the town council.

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council is looking for two community youth representatives who will provide the council and councillors with ideas and feedback from the perspective of young people in the town.

The council said the representatives will be the voice of young people, feeding back ideas, learning how the council works, participating in council meetings and helping to get young people more involved in the Council and the local community.

"They will also be able to experience the democratic process and gain increased confidence, additional understanding of both local and national matters, and contact with a wide range of people and organisations," said a council spokesperson.

Cllr Richard Williams, who is leading the initiative for the council, is keen to promote the opportunity to young people in the town.

He said: “As the Town Council grows it is vital that the views of young people are heard when decisions are being made. The council is eager to work with young people and I am delighted to have been involved in the establishment of the scheme.

"As the youngest councillor, it will be fantastic to appoint two extra voices to support youth affairs and I am very much looking forward to working with our Community Youth Representatives in developing and growing youth engagement in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn and the surrounding community.”

Representatives should be between the ages of 15 and 25 years and be suitable to represent the interests of young people who live, work and receive education in the area. Appointments will run from late March 2018 for a maximum of two years.

To apply or for more information, contact the Town Clerk on 01686 625544 or by email at

The closing date is Friday, 9th February. For young people under the age of 18, parental consent will be required.

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