Youth forum

What is the County Youth forum?

The Forum is a sub-committee of the County Executive. It takes on the responsibility of representing the whole youth membership within the County, and providing a voice for all young people at an influential level.
It takes responsibility for special projects or activities as requested by the County Commissioner and/or the Executive Committee (proposals for action from the Forum are strongly encouraged).

Who is a Member of the forum?

The Forum is made up of District Youth Commissioners, elected 18-25 representative(s), plus Scout/Explorer representative(s) from each District in the County. Some District’s have their own ‘feeder’ District Youth Forum, others are looking to establish them.

The County Youth Commissioner acts as the Chair. The Forum is supported by Deputy County Commissioner, Dave Hopley.

County Youth Commissioner Invited to County EC
Cheshire Ed Lunnon Alex Dodd, Sean Hooper (NYR)
District Youth Commissioner Elected 18-25 Reps. Elected 13-17 Reps.
Alderley Charly O’Brien Emma O’Brien, Ben Clarkson Oliver Thomas, Leo Arkeolas
Chester Brandon Hone Alex Dodd, Toby Davies Oliver Hynds, Daniel Skinner
Ellesmere Port & Neston Luke Atherton Tom Lacey, Alex McGhee Annie Beddoes, George Culshaw
Knutsford Alex Lunnon (designate) Vacant x2 Vacant x2
Macclesfield & Congleton Simon Bentley Katie Smith, James Martin Vacant x2
Mersey Weaver Vacant Matty Marnell, Josh Foulger Ella Pickstock, Jack Woodward
Mid-Cheshire Tom Webb Nathan Flaherty, Miles Dolman Vacant x2
South West Harriet Faulkner, Caroline Grasmeder Pip Wood, Jamie Barlow Dom Faulkner, Jasmine Burrows
Warrington East Emily Lowndes (designate) Sean Hooper, Beth Mountain Joshua Lowndes, Vacant
Warrington West Callum Buchanan Daniel Meadows, Mike Sheffield Alistair Tombs, Chris Newton

Co-opted (up to 6)

  • None, currently


  • County Commissioner
  • Deputy County Commissioner
  • ACC Network
  • ACC Explorers
  • ACC Scouts

Upcoming Events

  • County Youth Forum Residential, Forest Camp Activity Centre, 1-2 November 2019

Awards Partnerships

The County Youth Forum was externally recognised in June 2012, for its excellent work in Youth Involvement, with a ‘Youth on Board Award’ from the British Youth Council. The County Youth Forum is currently working in partnership with HOBY UK to create Youth Development opportunities for young people across the County.


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls