Voice of the young

Hebden Royd Town Council held its annual meeting of the School Council. This is when children who sit on their own school council are invited to take part in a real council meeting held in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall

Hebden Royd Town Council held its annual meeting of the School Council. This is when children who sit on their own school council are invited to take part in a real council meeting held in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall

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Hebden Royd Town Council held its annual meeting of the School Council recently - this is when children who sit on their own school council are invited to take part in a real council meeting held in the Council Chamber at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Over 20 children from, Stubbings School, Central Street School, Riverside School, Burnley Road Academy, Cragg Vale Junior and Infant School and Scout Road Academy attended the meeting.

Mayor of Hebden Royd Coun Jonathan Timbers welcomed the children with a talk about the history of the Town Council, what the Town Council does and the role of the Mayor.

This was then followed by a brief presentation on the projects and events the Town Council has been a part of in the past year.

The children were then invited to tell the Mayor what they liked and disliked about the town.

They were impressed with friendly people in the area, the Picture House and Something Sweet.

However, they were concerned with the amount of litter in the town and the speed of cars and dangerous parking outside schools. Calder Holmes Park was also mentioned as an area for improvement.

The meeting allows Hebden Royd Town Council to hear the voice of these extremely important younger members of community and take actions to make their lives that bit better.