Tuesday, 6 October 2009


Redcar and Cleveland Council is giving thousands of young people across the Borough the chance to have their say on local democracy.

Council staff have created a range of activities for young and old in primary schools, youth centres and a care home, including helping with mock and real elections.

Now, to coincide with Local Democracy Week, the Council is bringing young people into Redcar and Cleveland Town Hall's Council Chamber at Eston for a series of innovative events.

The meetings, in the shadow of the Council's imposing crest, United We Endeavour, will be a Democracy Commission on Friday, October 9 and a mock Council meeting, chaired by the Mayor, Councillor Brian Briggs, that gives young people the chance to put questions to Cabinet Members on Tuesday, October 13.

There will also be a special Council Chamber presentation on Wednesday, October 14 from the Parliamentary Outreach Officer for the North of England Daniel Wood, who, along with the Council's Mayor Councillor Brian Briggs, will address the Council's newest recruits, 20 apprentices, explaining the role of Parliament and how young people can get involved.

To find out more about how you can get involved in consultation with the Council, log on to the Council's website.

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