Newbury Youth Council has elected Daniel Parnell and Charlotte Beaven as their new Junior Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Daniel is a year 13 student at Trinity School, and Charlotte is studying Animal Management at Newbury College. They have both been attending meetings of the Youth Council since last year.
Daniel said of becoming Junior Mayor: “I joined the Newbury Youth Council as a way to be more involved in the community. I saw it as an exceptional opportunity to enable change and work with local people about local issues. It is this passion for helping out others and working within the community that has led me to wanting to undertake public service once my studies have finished.”
Charlotte who hopes to study veterinary science at university, said of her new role as Deputy Junior Mayor: “I was excited to be elected deputy Junior Mayor, as I get to be more involved in the community.”
Daniel and Charlotte were invited to take part in the recent Victoria Park Family Fun Day, and invited to Newbury’s Mayor Making.
The Newbury Youth Council meets each month at Newbury Town Hall and is open to all young people aged 11 to 18 who live, or study in Newbury. The Youth Council is an opportunity for young people to campaign on issues and for projects, and is supported by Newbury Town Council.
In recent months the Youth Council has been looking into work experience for under 16s and student travel.
At their next meeting, the Youth Council is looking forward to welcoming our Member of Parliament, Richard Benyon, who will be giving a talk on “The life of an MP” and will also be taking questions. The meeting is on 12 July, 7pm at Newbury Town Hall.
For more information regarding The Newbury Youth Council or if you wish to attend the next meeting please contact Gillian or Kym on 01635 35486 or [email protected].