BRIDGWATER Town Council has agreed to relaunch the Bridgwater Youth Council under the guidance of new portfolio holder for youth, Cllr Julie Cordiner.

The new Youth Council will have its first meeting at Bridgwater Town Hall on Friday, December 6.

Cllr Cordiner said: “We are asking the four secondary schools – Haygrove, Robert Blake, Chilton Trinity and Bridgwater College Academy, plus Bridgwater & Taunton College to send up to three representatives to take part in that meeting, where they will have a chance to vote on the Town Council’s Youth Budget and to control their own agenda for future meetings."

Grant applications can now be made by anyone with a valid project that will benefit young people aged between 11 and 18 in the Bridgwater area.

The young delegates will be invited to scrutinise grant applications submitted for youth activities and make awards up to £500 per project. This category has £6,115 available.

A second Youth Council Project Fund has been set up whereby delegates have a sum of £2,715 for them to allocate to any additional projects which they may bring to the meeting or devise amongst themselves.

Year 10 Haygrove students Amelia Cadmore, Kaylem Higgins and Imogen Sparkes have been chosen for their commitment as school leaders.

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