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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 Alex Dodd acts as the Chair. Joe Fuller (Deputy CYC) is the Deputy Chair.

District Youth Commissioner Elected 18-25 Reps. Elected 13-17 Reps.
Alderley Charlotte O’Brien Thomas Crowson, Ollie John Leo Arkeolas, Thomas Crowson
Chester Brandon Hone Chloe Shone, Alec Stokes Tomas Smalldon, Daniel Skinner
Ellesmere Port & Neston Vacant None None
Knutsford Matt Flint Joe Royle, Eve Vickers Joe Hyland
Macclesfield & Congleton Becky Furness James Martin, Alex Pegg None
Mersey Weaver Jake Vickery, Josh Foulger (Deputy) Jack Clemson, Jack Woodward, Dean Stapleton Ella & Jess Pickstock, Grace Wheeler, James Barrowcliffe
Mid-Cheshire Nathan Flaherty Amy Brough, Lizzie Foster Jonathan Mullett
South West Harriet Faulkner Lucy Everall, Dominic Faulkner Craig Shaw, Ffion Parker
Warrington East Vacant Joshua Lowndes, Adam Westwood, Will Tynan None
Warrington West Adam Potts, Daniel Meadows (Deputy) None None

Co-opted (up to 6)

Ex-officio

  • County Commissioner
  • County Chair

Invited

  • Deputy County Commissioner for Perception
  • Deputy County Commissioner for Programme
  • Assistant County Commissioner(s) – Section Support (as relevant)
  • Sean Hooper, Nominated Youth Representative

Upcoming Events

  • 25th April 2021 – County Youth Forum (via Zoom)
  • 6th June 2021 – Youth Commissioner development day
  • 25th July 2021 – County Youth Forum (Social)
  • 18th September 2021 – Youth Commissioner development day
  • 22nd – 24th October – County Youth Forum (Residential)

External Awards

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.

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