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 14 October at 5pm.  

Redbridge Youth Election 2020

The Redbridge Youth Election nominations are now open. You can nominate yourself using our online form.

If you are aged between 12 and 17 years old and live or study in Redbridge then you could be the next Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) for Redbridge.  The nomination process is a simple online form.  Once you have nominated yourself you will be invited to a workshop to help you with your campaign to become the next  Redbridge MYP.

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.

National Democracy Week 2019

Democracy Themed Competition

Redbridge is inviting young people under 25 to enter a written submission (250-600 words) answering one of the following questions: "If I was Prime Minister for the day, I would change .... " or "What would make me stay in Redbridge after I turn 18."

Find out more and submit your work.

Make Your Mark 2019

Make Your Mark 2019 is now live, if you are aged 11-18 then this is your opportunity to vote for the issues that you feel passionately about both nationally and locally.  Last year over 1 million young people voted nationally and  "End Knife Crime" was voted as the campaign for this year. This year you will have 3 votes - 1 for a UK issue, 1 for a devolved issue (England only) and there is an opportunity for you to add your own issue.  Ballot papers should be available in your school from the beginning of term.  Ballot papers will also be available in Youth Centres and other sites around Redbridge.  

Accessible versions of the ballot including a BSL video and a symbol version are available on the UK youth parliament website.

The deadline for Make Your Mark 2019 is 9 October 2019.

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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