Youth council forms in South Molton

Young people invited to have their say on matters

YOUNG people in South Molton are being invited to join a new youth council being formed in the town.

The initiative – being set up by South Molton Town Council – will give 13-19-year-olds the chance to voice their opinions directly to the town council and get involved in areas that matter to them.

Their thoughts and ideas can then be voiced to the district and county councils as well as more local groups such as the South Molton Business Association.

As part of their role, youth councillors would attend regular meetings, take part in projects and attend civic functions.

PC Graham James, neighbourhood beat manager for South Molton, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people in the town to have their say on issues that affect them.

“We now have what I believe to be the best play park facility in North Devon, with some amazing equipment. The opening of the new Youth Resource Centre is imminent so it is a really exciting time for young people in this area.

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“As a local policing team, we have regular contact with young people and engage with local schools, Devon Youth Service and the skate crew to name but a few.”

To find out how to get involved, a special event is being held at the Amory Centre, East Street, next Thursday at 7pm. There will be an opportunity to chat to members of the town council plus members of the Barnstaple Youth Council. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, telephone town clerk Malcolm Gingell on (01769) 572501 or

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