Youth Council

Join Gedling Youth Council

Are you a young person living in Gedling and / or attending a School or Youth Club in the Borough? Do you want your voice to be heard and contribute to positive changes in your community? Look no further – the Gedling Youth Council is calling all enthusiastic young people to step up and join their ranks!

The Gedling Youth Council is a fantastic opportunity for young individuals aged 11 to 19 to get involved in local decision-making and have a real impact on the issues that matter most to them. As a member, you'll have the chance to voice your opinions, share your ideas, and work together with other passionate young minds to shape a better future for our borough.

So, what's in it for you?

Joining the Youth Council means more than just being heard; it's a chance to gain valuable leadership skills, develop teamwork abilities, and enhance your understanding of how local government operates. You'll get to interact with other Gedling Borough Council members, learn about community projects, and make lasting connections with like-minded peers.

But that's not all – being a part of the Youth Council can also bolster your resume and further education applications. It shows that you're proactive, committed, and dedicated to making a positive change. Plus, it's a great way to boost your confidence and develop public speaking skills through discussions, workshops, and community events.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to shape the future of Gedling Borough while gaining valuable skills and experiences. Join the Gedling Youth Council today and be a driving force for positive change in your community!

The Gedling Youth Council serves for a three year term, meets every quarter on a Monday, 5.30 - 7.30pm at the Civic Centre.

Recruiting NOW

We are currently recruiting a new incoming Youth Council for the period April 2024 - March 2028. To find out more and register your interest in joining the Gedling Youth Council, contact 

Activities and Achievements

Young people delivered an Anti Bullying survey and campaign in local schools, and continues to focus on improving Young People's Mental Health, Wellbeing and Safety.

The Youth Council led a Borough- wide Young People's consultation in 2021, to find out what is important to young people. Over 260 young people responded.

An Action plan and set of Mission Statements in response to the consultation is central to the work of the Gedling Youth Council.

The Youth Council nominates a Youth Mayor, whom is formally appointed annually at the Council's AGM and Mayor Making.

In 2021 the Gedling Youth Council received the Lord Lieutenant's Young People's Award for Voluntary Service.