Are you aged between 11 and 19? Do you have something to say about your experiences in the Borough? Do you want to make a change within your Community? If so then read on!

The Oadby & Wigston Youth Council is actively working to make a difference for young people in their Borough through the undertaking of local, and national, campaigns.

About the Youth Council

Open to any young person aged 11-19 that lives, schools, or works within the Borough, or regularly visits it, we strive to ensure that your voice doesn’t go unheard in the development of your community.

Do you want to see new facilities introduced to your local park? Do you feel that, as a young person, transport within the Borough is too expensive? Do you want to have a say on how the Council allocates its youth budgets? We’re always looking for new members enthusiastic about their community, and the betterment of it, so if you’d like to see something change, why not join us?

As an added bonus, for Duke of Edinburgh Award participants attending the Youth Council can also count toward completion of the Service component of the award, and involvement in the Youth Council can also be looked upon favourably as part of UCAS applications and CVs.

For further information please contact Mark Smith, the Council’s Community Safety and Youth Officer, via mark.smith@oadby-wigston.gov.uk or via 0116 257 2675 for an informal conversation about the Youth Council.

Youth Council Meetings

The Oadby & Wigston Youth Council meets on the third Monday of every month, at 7pm in the Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston. Why not come along to our next meeting and see what we’re about?

Youth Council Survey

The Oadby & Wigston Youth Council are a group of young people aged 11-19 with a passion for their community, and a desire for the voice of young people to be heard in the Borough.

The Youth Council is interested in hearing the views and opinions of young people on life in the Borough (Oadby, Wigston, and South Wigston), and will use this information to inform and prioritise its work in this financial year. The survey contains 17 questions and will take roughly 15 minutes to complete. By answering every relevant question your feedback will be of significant benefit to us.

The survey is open to any young person who lives, works, or schools in the Borough, as well as those who routinely visit the Borough.

Respondents to this survey will be able to opt in to a prize draw to win either a £30.00 Amazon voucher for the first drawn name, or a £10.00 Amazon voucher for second and third drawn names. (Youth Council Members are ineligible to win these prizes.)

Take part in the survey.

Last updated: Friday, 15 January 2021 3:03 pm