Berkhamsted Youth Town Council

Contact c/o Swan Youth Centre Phone: 01442 384349

Berkhamsted Youth Town Council are based at the Swan Youth Centre,

and are a voice for all young people in Berkhamsted and the surrounding villages.

Members are aged between 12 - 18 years and attend local schools and have been elected by their peers.

They make sure that young peoples voices are heard in many aspects of their community life.

The Youth Council members run regular gig nights at the Swan Youth Centre, carry out fundraising events

to fund activities for other young people, and have been very involved in campaigning for the new skate park in Canal Fields.

In December 2006, the Youth Council won a Skills Train Young People of the Year Special Recognition Award

for their contibution to their community. The Youth Council is formally run with a chair, vice chair and treasurer,

and members attend other organisations meetings as representatives of the Youth Council.

They gain valuable skills and increased confidence by working as a team in organising activities,

decision making, negotiating, budgeting skills, and communication skills when dealing with many different people.

The skills they gain are all transferable and will prepare them for later life,

making them very valuable members of their community.

The Youth Council meet once a month on a Wednesday at the Swan Youth Centre, 4.30 - 6pm,

but also have sub groups, socials and other opportunities to get involved in.

Youth Council reps attend Town Council meetings and there are opportunities to get involved

in Youth Councils on a Borough, County and National level.

Berkhamsted Youth Town Council is supported in its work

by Berkhamsted Town Council, Dacorum Borough Council and Herts County Council.

If you are under 18 and interested in becoming a member, or want more information about the Youth Council,

please contact us.

'Youth of Today Making Changes for Tomorrow'


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