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Felixstowe Youth Forum began in 1998 as a consultation group between Felixstowe Town Council and the two Felixstowe High Schools (Deben and Orwell High Schools). Today it is a multi-representative group of young people nominated by school councils and youth projects in Felixstowe.  The Forum meets regularly with local Councillors and other local stakeholders at the Town Hall and meetings are chaired by the young people themselves on rotation basis. Debate is encouraged to enable a young person’s perspective to be placed on issues which the children themselves bring up and are fed back to the local schools. 

22nd March 2017          –           Chairman: Colneis Junior School

17th May 2017                –           Chairmen: KIngsfleet Primary School

28th June 2017               –           Chairmen: Langer Primary School        AT SPA PAVILION 4pm – 5.30pm

1st November 2017    –           Chairman: Level2

31st January 2018      –           Chairman: Causton Junior School

28th March 2018          –           Chairman: Felixstowe Academy

May 2018 date TBC   –           Chairman: Grange Community Primary School

July 2018 date TBC    –           Chairman: Trimley St Mary

The Town Council acknowledges that young people often have limited opportunities to express their views in a constructive way to the wider community.  They are generally under-represented at meetings when issues which determine the town’s (and possibly their) future are discussed. The Youth Forum provides a regular and genuine opportunity for the town’s younger residents to comment, positively or negatively, on matters occurring within the town, and to enable a greater understanding of how they can play a key role in influencing change.

Youth Council meetings are scheduled in conjunction with the schools’ timetables and are held in January, March, May, June, October and November each year.

Click here to see upcoming Youth Forum dates and to read minutes of previous meetings.

For more information on Youth Forum please contact Lorna Monsen on 01394 288193 or email lorna.monsen@felixstowe.gov.uk