We received over 8000 votes in this year’s post of Your Voice, Your Vote – an annual consultation of issues in our local area where our young people get their opportunity to vote for the issue they believe is most important to make change.
These votes each year influence local priorities and actions which are then sent to the British Youth Council/UK Youth Parliament.
The votes are in for this year’s top issues… A staggering 1 in 4 people found feeling safe on our streets to be the top issue for them (25%), while 1 in 5 (20%) voted mental health (particularly loneliness and isolation) as the second most important issue.
As a result of these being posted top, we are exploring how we can create a Safe Spaces scheme for young people around our area. Keep your eyes peeled throughout the year on this exciting venture!