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.

Do you want to be the 2019 Member of Youth Parliament for Redbridge?

If you are aged 12 - 17 by 31 March 2019 and live in Redbridge, then you could be the next Member of Youth Parliament for Redbridge, click the button below for more details. 

Redbridge Youth Elections 2019

 

What should your UK Youth Parliament campaign on? On Friday 9 November MYPs from across the UK will come together in the House of Commons to debate and decide the most important issues for the year ahead.

They will decide from the TOP issues voted by you! So Make Your Mark - choose one of the 10 issues below and vote online at ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark

Mental Health- Mental health services should be improved with young people's help and should be available in schools.

End Period Poverty- Sanitary products are an essential item.  The Government and NHS should make them free and accessible for all who need it.

Votes at 16- Give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in all elections/referendums.

Put an end to Knife Crime- Too many young people's lives are lost to knife crime; the Government needs to do more to help end the knife crime epidemic.

A curriculum to prepare us for life- Schools should cover topics like finance, sex and relationship education and politics.

Support Youth Services- Youth services help young people but in recent years they have been cut.  Youth services need better financial support and security.

Equal Pay for Equal Work- Give young people the same amount of pay, if they are doing the same work as adults in the same job.

Let's tackle Homelessness- Every person should have a place to live and the opportunity to live comfortably.  Let's make it happen and put a stop to homelessness.

Transport- Make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all.

Welcome Refugees-Everyone deserves the right to live without fear of death and persecution so we believe that refugees should be welcomed into communities in the UK.

 

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 1st October at 5pm. 

 

Peace of Mind - Monday 29 October, 5.30 to 7.30pm 

Mental Health is still a taboo topic, even in today’s society; which the youth is constantly confronted with. As a result, the Members of Youth Parliament for Redbridge have organised an event, entitled ‘Peace of Mind’, which aims to destroy the negative stigma that surrounds speaking out about your mental health. The event will consist of speakers, singers, poems and a workshop; all of which contribute to changing the negative mind-set of young people regarding mental health. The event is primarily aimed at young people aged between 11-18. Peace of Mind is on Monday 29 October at Redbridge Central Library and free tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Young Cabinet Election 2018

The new Young Cabinet was elected on 21 May 2018 and they are:

Ali Raja MYP  Leader
   Zainab Abari Finance and Resources
Taybah Crorie Children and Young People
Shamika Lee Health, Social Care, Mental Health and the Ageing
Maleeha Ambreen Transformation and Engagement
Kishan Sharma MYP Housing and Homelessness
Amelia Crorie Deputy Leader and Crime, Safety and Cohesion
Eman Bibi  Deputy Leader and Civic Pride
Khatira Kazemi Planning and Planning Enforcement 

 

View the Youth Election 2018 results

 

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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