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Redruth’s Youth Council

Civic Centre
Alma Place
TR15 2AT



+44 1209 210038
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Redruth’s Youth Council gives 10-18 year olds who live and/or go to school in Redruth a chance to have their say about the issues which affect them. Want to know more? Come and find out who we are and what we do!


The below post is written by Jago, Chair of Redruth Town Council’s Youth Council.
July 2022

The Redruth’s Youth Council is the youth section of Redruth Town Council, we work together with the council to inform them what the young people in Redruth want and need. We have given our opinion to the council on a range of issues such as the play facilities in Redruth and the lack of recycling bins in the centre of town. These involved us taking part in research and giving presentations to the council presenting our findings and advice on how to best deal with these issues. As well as this we also have met the Mayor and discussed the role and its impact on the town.

In the past, we have taken part in many of the town’s festivals and given out mince pies with the Mayor in the run-up to Christmas. At the festivals, we have held snail racing contests (a historical Cornish event) and carried out surveys to understand more about the opinions of the people in Redruth. We have been on trips to further our knowledge of the bureaucratic systems of the UK, in 2017 we visited the Houses of Parliament and spoke with George Eustice – our local MP, and Tom Watson – who was at that point the MP for West Bromwich East. Then we had a session on different historical political movements and issues. This trip taught us a lot about the upper levels of government and the similarities between local and national government structures which helped us to structure meetings and run them in an official manner.

Read more about the Youth Council in our Blog here!

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