Young people invited to help shape their villages

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Two parish councils in the Corby area are hoping to recruit youth representatives aged between 15 and 18 to advise them on matters affecting young people living in rural areas.

Weldon Parish Council and Gretton Parish Council are working in partnership with Corby Conservative’s new champion for young people, borough councillor Rob McKellar, to gain an insight into the views, ideas and concerns of teenagers living in the villages to shape future policies.

Gretton Parish Council and Weldon Parish Council, which includes Priors Hall Park, are advised by junior parish councillors from local primary schools but they don’t have youth parish councillors.

Cllr McKellar said: “The youth parish councillor initiative will allow the parishes to pay closer attention to the views of young people who have such a valuable contribution to make, but who are not yet old enough to stand for office themselves.

“We hope to get young people in Weldon, Gretton and Priors Hall involved to help us to make their villages into the places they want them to be.”

Anyone aged between 15 and 18 years and living in Weldon, Gretton or Priors Hall can contact Cllr Rob McKellar on robert.mckellar@corby.gov.uk if they are interested in becoming a youth parish councillor.