Redbridge Youth Council

Join the council and make a difference to your borough

Are you:

  • fed up with feeling like there's nothing for young people to do?
  • think nobody ever listens to your views?
  • wish you had more control over what happens in Redbridge?
  • aged between 11 and 19 and living and/or studying in Redbridge?

Then come and join the Redbridge Youth Council.

Redbridge Youth Council

Get involved

Join the council and make a difference to your borough. We want to give young people aged 11 to 19 in Redbridge a say on the issues that matter to them and a chance to have their voice heard. As a member of the Youth Council, you will get involved in a number of our campaigns. Some recent campaigns include raising awareness of mental health in schools, writing guidelines for schools about sexual harassment and looking at raising awareness about gang and knife culture. You do not have to be elected to be a member of the Youth Council, just come along.

We regularly meet with councillors and officers as well as representing young people on a variety of forums in Redbridge. The Youth Council meets on Mondays, during term time,  from 5pm to 7pm at Redbridge Town Hall in Ilford Committee Room 2 unless otherwise stated. We usually meet at the side entrance of the Town Hall from 5pm.

The next Redbridge Youth Council: Monday 20 January 2020 at 5pm in Committee Room 2, Town Hall.    

Redbridge Youth Election 2020

The Redbridge Youth Election 2020 nominations are now closed.  

The 10 candidates standing in Redbridge Youth Election 2020 are:

  • Aadeeb Khan
  • Ahmed Rahman
  • Edmund Krastenberg
  • Faizan Ahmed
  • Naym Hussain
  • Raul Andrei Tinca
  • Safa Ahmed
  • Shaan Ali
  • Umi Bahl

The current MYPs are:

  • Amelia Crorie and Zainab Abari
  • Isabel George is the deputy

12,539 young people voted in the 2019 Election from 34 schools, clubs and organisations across Redbridge.  The MYP's are now leading the Redbridge Youth Council and you can find out about what they stand for.

 

Meet the Candidates

On Monday 27 January we are holding a very special event giving young people aged 11-18 years old in Redbridge the chance to meet all the candidates standing in the 2020 Redbridge Youth Election.   This is your opportunity to ask them questions on why they are standing and what they hope to achieve.  The evening is from 5-7pm at the Gloucester Room, Redbridge Central Library and refreshments will be served.  FREE tickets are available on Eventbrite .

Child Friendly Redbridge Youth Panel

Redbridge is working towards being a Child Friendly Borough and as part of this initiative we are starting a Youth Panel.  The panel will meet every 4 to 6 weeks and will drive and influence the programme. Young people in years 7 to 11 who attend a Redbridge Secondary School can nominate themselves to be the CFR ambassador for their school.  You just have to nominate yourself, with your details and a short statement as to why you think you should be the ambassador for your school.  You have until 28 January 2020 to nominate yourself and the online election will take place from 3 to 13 February 2020.

Make Your Mark 2019

825,903 young people voted for the UK topics and 832,323 voted for the devolved topics. 

The top UK topics are: Protect the Environment and Tackling Hate Crime, the top devolved topics are: End Knife Crime and Mental Health and these will be the campaigns that will be debated in the House of Commons on 8 November by the Members of Youth Parliament along with Curriculum for Life.   

In Redbridge the turnout for the UK topics was 9,727 and for the devolved topics was 9,789.  Protect the Environment was the top UK topic followed by Tackling Hate Crime.  End Knife Crime was the top devolved topic followed by Mental Health.  Overall Redbridge was 19th out of the UK for UK topics and 18th out of the UK for devolved topics and we had the highest number of votes in London.

Young Cabinet Election 2019

The new Young Cabinet was elected on 13 May 2019 and they are:

Isabel George DMYP  Leader
Harriet Widdows Finance and Resources
Taybah Crorie Children and Young People
Kishan Sharma Health, Social Care, Mental Health and the Ageing
Amelia Crorie  MYP Transformation and Engagement
Eman Bibi Housing and Homelessness
Khatira Kazemi Deputy Leader and Crime, Safety and Cohesion
Zainab Abari MYP Civic Pride
Suvan Naik Planning and Planning Enforcement 

 

Redbridge Youth on Facebook

We have set up a Facebook page which will provide you with everything you need to know about youth services and being young in Redbridge.

We will bring you information on a range of things including:

  • youth service activities
  • leisure and sporting activities
  • education
  • training and job opportunities and much more

We want this to become the place where you get all of the information you need as a young person in Redbridge.

 

Get in touch with us

 Contact Raina Gee on 020 8708 3713 or 07880 582 041 or email youth.council@redbridge.gov.uk

 

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