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Wiltshire Youth Council Elections 2024

Tuesday 31st October 2023

Wiltshire Youth Council gives young people the chance to have their say on decisions that are made by Wiltshire Council. 

Since Wiltshire Youth Council was launched last year, they have made a fantastic contribution to how we deliver services and opportunities for children and young people. They have provided valuable input in a wide range of areas including the Wiltshire Healthy Schools programme, the allocation of youth grant funding, mental health services and cost of living advice and support for young people. Wiltshire youth councillors also supported the first ever Wiltshire Youth Pride event and the Youth4Ukraine campaign which raised over £12,000.

In order to make Wiltshire Youth Council as democratic as possible, we would like youth councillors to represent all young people with whom they can communicate with on a regular basis. All schools who teach 11 – 17-year-olds can hold elections to nominate their youth councillors.

Elections will take place between 29/01/2024 and 02/02/2024 and will be held on an electronic voting platform that will easily be accessible to your pupils, using a web link.

Members of Wiltshire Council’s Voice and Participation Service will be able to provide advice and guidance to schools on how to support their pupils to campaign and will also be able to provide campaign packs to young people wishing to stand for youth councillor.

To sign your school up to this exciting initiative please complete the form below as soon as possible and no later than Friday 17 November. For further information about the scheme please email and sign up to an information session.

Related documents

WYC sign up form

WYC Elections Poster

WYC Elections letter to schools

WYC Elections School Information Leaflet  

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