belper youth council
Belper Youth Council was set up by Belper Town Council, as an opportunity for youth to contribute and express their views on Belper. This shadow council, gives the youth of belper the ability to be heard as well as the power to tackle issues within Belper. With the support and dedication of the Belper council members we, as the youth of belper, aim to contribute and improve Belper for the better .
Olly - Chairman
“I’m Olly Thompson, Chairman of the Youth Council. It’s a pleasure and honour to be so, but a serious responsibility too. It’s incredible to watch our ideas, and ones from those who we represent, turn into action. I look back to primary school, becoming a school councillor there, a title awarded by the mayor, to now being the Chairman of the Town’s Youth Council, working with the mayor. These opportunities have meant experience for me and, more importantly, representation for others. I’m sure my fellow councillors feel this way too. That’s why we’re creating new opportunities in our town for the youth of today and tomorrow.
My name is Dougie and I am passionate about helping the environment and making Belper a better place for all. If I could change one thing in general, I would add more public recycling bins.
Hi I am Caitlin. I have been part of the youth council in Belper for 3 years. I have loved being able to contribute to the community here and having the ability for young people's voice to be heard.
I am Kieran Peter Hutsby.I joined the Belper Youth Council in 2021 to be part of a team to make a change in Belper in a positive way. It is a fun and rewarding position and I love it. I hope that you will find the changes that we will make good, thanks
Hi, my name is Seth, and I represent Belper's home-educated community. I joined the Youth Council because I want to help contribute to the community.
So like, my name is Poppy, I'm 14 years old and I enjoy programming and computer science, I'm part of belper youth council because I want to make a difference.
Hi, my name is Catherine and I am 11. I am VERY talkative and I love having things to do such as: colouring, playing games and doing gymnastics in my garden. My aims for the youth council would probably be: having more things for the 11+ side of the youth in belper to do like a youth council and more activities and festivals. I would also love to reduce the amount of waste on the streets and encourage people to do their role properly in the race to beat climate change.
I'm Flo I go to St Elizabeth's and I enjoy drawing and I want to be in the youth council to make a difference in Belper.
My name is Toby, I am 10 years old and I represent St John's Cofe school in Belper. I swim at County level for Belper Marlins and I play basketball for my school. I want to help my local community by improving sporting facilities.
Hi, I am Samantha. I am 11 and I enjoy reading and swimming. While on the youth council, I want to make Belper a more eco-friendly place.
Hi I am Nia, I was very excited at the opportunity to be part of the youth Council for a second year. I like being on the youth council because it is a place where children can help make their ideas into a reality. I wanted to be part of the youth council to help maker Belper a better place.