Young people have their say in a meeting of the Fenland Youth Council

Youth Council held at Cromwell Community College

Youth Council held at Cromwell Community College - Credit: Archant

Issues that are important to young people were discussed at Cromwell Community College which hosted the Fenland Youth Council meeting.

The council meets every two months to discuss important matters for youngsters in Fenland.

Questions were put to the Deputy Chief Commissioner of Police Andy Cole and they were asked for their views as part of the Fenland District Council’s consultation on corporate plans.

The young people were asked for their ideas on how to prioritise different services and to allocate funds and suggest where cuts might be made.

Youth District Council grant applications were considered and £1,300 funds were allocated to support projects for young people in Fenland. The two chosen were Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets and Centre 33 which offers support and counselling for young people.


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Around the table from Cromwell were Ella Hickford, Katrina James, Jason Ward, Clayton Shepherd, Mrs Priest- student voice lead for Cromwell.

Also there were the Deputy Chief Commissioner of Police, Andy Cole and Neale Wade Academy pupils Billy Griffiths, Harvey Brown, Chris Howsam and Julia Zagurskyte.

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The meeting was chaired by Katy Griffiths from Neale Wade 6th form, Daniel Asher from Greater Peterborough University Technical College, Sarah Morgan, Engagement Officer, Megan Dunthorne from Sir Harry Smith and Shravan Sharma from Wisbech Grammar School.

Also present but not in the photo was Josh Seekins from Sir Harry Smith School, Sharon Dove from Community Support and Lottie Boost from Fenland District Council.

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