Hunt For Merton Young Advisers

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Enthusiastic youngsters are being hunted by Merton Council to form a team of young advisers who can represent and be the voice of the borough's children and young people.

The team of young advisers will be responsible for speaking to young people in their respective areas about the issues that matter most to them and bringing these issues to the table of local politicians and council officers.

Any young person aged 13 to 19 years old who lives, works or studies in Merton can become a young adviser, and full training will be provided.

Councillor Maxi Martin, cabinet member for children’s services said: "There has never been a more important time for young people to keep themselves informed of local and national changes that may affect them and to ensure they are represented and fully involved in local decision making processes."

Young people have until Friday January 14 to register their interest, with a full programme of training to start on January 26 and 27 at the Acacia Intergenerational Centre in Mitcham from 4pm-7.30pm.

Further information is also available on the Young Merton facebook site - search for "Young Merton" on www.facebook.com.

March 20, 2013