This is Scotland’s “Year of Young People” – a year of events and activities designed by young people for young people, with the aim of giving them a voice, empowering them to influence the decisions that affect them and to celebrate their talents. As part of the YoYP ,Youth Ambassadors have been appointed from across Scotland and we have a number of Ambassadors living in Bridge of Allan. You can read more about YoYP2018 here.
Bridge of Allan Community Council are excited to support the activities and achievements of the young people in our community. Our aim this year is to engage with our young people and so ensure their ideas and opinions are represented on the wide range of topics that come to the community council. Indeed, we want our young people to be shaping our agenda and our emerging community plan, bringing forward things that are important to them. We see their input to the big issues as key – issues of policy, planning and investment in infrastructure will have long reaching impacts and our young citizens are the ones who will live with the consequences. It makes ever sense that our young people should be at the heart of our planning and decision making.
Over the course of this year we will invite young members of our community to join us and to get involved actively in the community. If you have a young person in your household or family, why not speak to them about their role in shaping Bridge of Allan’s future. We would love to hear from them and to give them a platform at our Community Council Meetings. If they want to get involved, ask them to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make it happen!