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Peterborough Youth Council

About Peterborough Youth Council

Peterborough Youth Council is a city-wide youth voice group that campaigns on issues important to young people and assists Peterborough City Council and local organisations to ensure young people are given the opportunity to have a say on decisions that may affect them.

The council is made up of young people aged 11 to 19 from across Peterborough. There are two youth council members from each secondary school or college in Peterborough.

Children and families - young people standing in line

What Peterborough Youth Council does

The council does the following:

  • Be a voice for the Young People in Peterborough and to represent their views to decision makers within Peterborough City Council and other agencies.
  • Promote and encourage activities, events and opportunities for young people from Peterborough.
  • Encourage and initiate communication between Young People and Local and National Government.
  • Raise the profile of Young People in a positive way.
  • Form subgroups as and where appropriate to carry out the work of the Youth Council who will report progress and conclusions to the full Youth Council.
  • Participate in national and regional initiatives, such as the British Youth Council and the United Kingdom Youth Parliament.
  • Meet and work with groups and agencies that work with and around the issues affecting young people to ensure the needs of young people are addressed.
  • Inform Peterborough City Council of young people’s views so that they can make decisions about young people more effectively.
  • Celebrate the achievements and successes of young people in Peterborough.
    Ensure the needs of individuals or groups of young people who may experience disadvantage or are unable to speak for themselves are represented.
  • Plan, organise and deliver the ‘themed’ events for young people that explore issues and enable young people to share their views, ideas and opinions.
  • Advertise and promote the work of the Youth Council.

The Bright Futures Awards 2024

This year, we are delighted to introduce The Bright Futures Awards 2024, an award ceremony aimed at recognizing and celebrating young people's achievements.

We are inviting you to nominate a young person who deserves to be recognized for their contributions in fields relating to:

  • STEM
  • Humanities
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Sports and Social Action

Being selected out of all the young people in the city is a brilliant opportunity for them to improve their CV and gain confidence in their own abilities.

How to nominate a young person for the Bright Future Awards awards

Those eligible to nominate a young person include school staff and youth workers who work with 11- to 18-year-olds. Help us to celebrate their hard work by submitting a nomination form, the deadline for nominations is Friday 5 July.

You will be required to choose the category that their achievements fall into and justify why you believe that they are deserving of the award. Please note that the shortlisting will take place over the summer and shortlisted nominees from each category will be invited to the Youth Awards Ceremony on Sunday 22 September. We may need to contact you again during this time for further details.

For more information about the awards, contact us using the contact details below.

How to contact Peterborough Youth Council