Braintree Sixth Form Council Meets Braintree District Council
The Student Council at Braintree Sixth Form welcomed Lucy Wilson from Braintree District Council to their weekly meeting on 2 October 2019.
Lucy came to the meeting as part of a council initiative to engage with the views of young people in the area, and our own council members took full advantage of the opportunity to raise questions and express their concerns about issues affecting them.
They were asked to identify questions they would ask of the council and to identify the issues that they felt needed to be tackled within the local community. Questions ranged from queries over the volume of house-building and its potential impact on local services to recycling, facilities for young people in the area, access to services such as transport and many more. Concerns raised included the abuse of illegal substances, road and travel safety, the care-taking of the local environment and the effectiveness of community education projects. This was a valuable opportunity to share views and also to make practical suggestions on ways that the Council can reach out to young people in the area and communicate more effectively. We look forward to collaborating further in this initiative as it develops and it was great to see the level of engagement and commitment from our students towards their local communities.
Mrs M Townsend
Assistant Headteacher – KS5