Hertford Youth Town Council has been bringing together young people to work for their town for over twenty years, making it one of the oldest youth councils in existence.
The Youth Town Council is made up of representatives from each of the secondary schools drawing pupils from Hertford: Presdales, Richard Hale, Sele and Simon Balle. Their ages range from 12 to 18. Meetings are chaired by the Mayor, and they receive a small budget from Hertford Town Council each year to carry out their work.
In recent years the Youth Town Council has undertaken a number of projects. These have included organising and hosting an event at Hertford Castle to highlight services available for young people with learning difficulties, and supporting Hertford Town Football Club’s annual Fan’s Day. Youth Town Councillors have also been consulted by Hertford Town Councillors on a range of local matters.
Being a Hertford Youth Town Councillor provides young people with an insight into the world of local government, and to how they can make a difference to their community by putting forward their opinions and ideas and getting involved.
2014 photographs of the Hertford Youth Town Council