We will soon be coming to local schools with our annual consultation survey to find out what you think are the top issues in our community.
Your Voice, Your Vote is released every year to secondary schools detailing top ten issues, where students of our community vote on the top issue; all votes are then counted, verified and used locally to influence the work of our monthly Youth Action group. Results of the vote are shared with Council leaders and senior managers of relevant organisations so that they can plan their work to improve the issues you identify as most important. Results are then sent to the UK Youth Parliament for use in their national annual consultation.
What happened last year you may ask? Feeling safe on our streets scored highest on the consultation, meaning is what we’ve been focussed on in the past year. We have been working with staff within the Council to get involved in numerous safety schemes going around in North East Lincolnshire – one of these involves the street-based bus and another which is developing a ‘Safe Spaces’ campaign which is in the works. This idea evolves around having certain venues and businesses who have been identified and trained as Safe Spaces for vulnerable young people, whoever they may be – keep an eye out for more news on this.
For more information on this exciting annual survey, or if you would like your school to get involved then please contact Pippa at [email protected]!
In the meantime, keep an eye out in your schools for ballot papers and tally charts which will be coming into circulation at the beginning of October.