What is the East Riding Youth Council?
The Youth Council is a safe place where all young people aged 10-18 and up to 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) can come together and discuss any issues that are important to them.
Some of the topics that the ER Youth Council are working on are improving jobs and opportunities, improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, tackling climate change, environment, the Red Box Project and more.
East Riding Youth Council Terms of Reference
Have a look at our virtual notice board to see what events are coming up.
The Youth Council meet every couple of months to discuss any issues arising within the East Riding. The Youth Council will report issues to the elected UK Youth Parliament members or relevant services so that all young people have their say on making changes in the East Riding, making young people have a better and brighter future.
The Next ER Youth Council Meeting is TBC.
To find out more please visit: https://www.volunteenvoice.org.uk/index.php/events/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous Meeting Notes
East Riding Youth Council go to the House of Commons
On Friday 4th November 2022, the two elected East Riding members of the UK Youth Parliament, Freya Edwards and Aonpreeya Petchatchua attended the House of Commons to debate with the rest of the UK Youth Parliament members. They were going to debate on what will be next year’s main Make your Mark topic. The topics that where debated are as follows:
- Cost of living/Health
- Mental health
In the House of Commons sat 259 young people from all over Great Britain and overseas territories, there was a real buzz in the air. After some really powerful speeches from some extremely passionate young people it was voted that the key topic would be the Cost of living/Health. These are the results of all the votes:
- Cost of living/health – 102 votes
- Education/health – 51 votes
- Mental Health – 30 votes
- Environment/ Health – 29 votes
Although the Prime Minister was unable to attend due to him preparing and travelling to Cop27 in Egypt, he still managed to write a letter to the young people. He also gave this statement:
“I know that the cost of living and climate change will be high on your agenda. You can rest assured that these issues will be very much at the front of my mind this weekend “.
After the sitting in the House of Commons, our East Riding members managed to do some sightseeing in London, visiting Downing Street along the way, but no sign of Mr Sunak I’m afraid. On the journey back to Hull our members discussed their next steps for the East Riding and what they would love to achieve for our young people.