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Young people make their mark

01st February 2005

Young people in Three Rivers had their say last week at the latest Youth Council meeting.

The Youth Council members heard from Steven Clifford, Schools Liaison Officer with Hertfordshire Police, and Roger Bardle from the Police Authority, and had a lively discussion on safety and crime in the Three Rivers community. 

Smoking and helping young people to stop smoking was also discussed, as were leisure facilities and things to do for young people in the district. 

Leader of the Council Ann Shaw, who as Young Peoples Champion attends each meeting, said:

"For young people in the district, the Youth Council is a great way to have your opinions heard and to talk about issues that matter to you.  The Youth Council always welcomes new members - we really want to hear the views of young people in this district."

She added:

"Three Rivers District Council has a strong commitment to involving young people in the community and encouraging local democracy.  Initiatives such as the Youth Council are a fantastic way to reach everyone in the district" 

Three Rivers Youth Council is open to any young person in the district aged 11-19.  The next meeting, on Wednesday 20th April, will feature a debate between members of the different political parties in Three Rivers; if you are interested in coming along contact Linda Scott on 01923 727 334 or email
linda.scott@threerivers.gov.uk