Harlow Youth Council present their annual report to Harlow Council

News / Thu 9th Nov 2023 at 10:08am

HARLOW Youth Council (HYC) members made a presentation to Harlow Council about the work they have been doing all year.

The youth council are busy all year and do a whole host of activities. All for the betterment of Harlow.

This is always an excellent opportunity for HYC to not only make a presentation but also ask a question.

After the presentation, Finlay Thurstan-McGowan asked the following question to Councillor Stacy Seales (Portfolio Holder for Community):

Youth Councillors feel it is important for all young people in Harlow to have
dedicated safe, indoor spaces where they can meet with friends to socialise,
learn, access positive development opportunities and be signposted to
support services when relevant.

We are pleased and excited to see that, through private and public
investment, there are plans for major regeneration of the Town Centre. Youth
Councillors would like to know if any of these plans include opportunities for
new youth provision? If so, what would this look like for young people and
how might HYC and Harlow’s young people be involved in the design and
development of these spaces?

Reply from Councillor Stacy Seales (Portfolio Holder for Community):

The Council is committed to the whole-place regeneration of the town centre
and is bringing forward a number of schemes that will see such a
transformation take place.

The plans absolutely include the spaces you highlight and the Leader of the
Council would be pleased to meet with you to discuss these plans in more

Significant consultation has also taken place with young residents on
many of these plans.

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