Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Green issues on Question Time agenda

Young people from across Denbighshire recently put senior council officers and councillors under the spotlight, as part of a Question Time style event based on environmental issues.

Issues raised at the event held at Ruthin Craft Centre included the need for schools to recycle more goods, more education about green issues,, less paper waste in the council, cleaner streets and recycling bins in youth centres.

Other matters raised included free bus passes, the need for more health clinics, free bike scheme and longer opening hours for youth centres.

Councillor Morfudd Jones, Cabinet Lead Member for Children and Young People, said: "This was a great opportunity to engage with young people about issues that matter to them. It is clear that they are very interested in all environmental matters and the questioning showed how young people are responsible citizens who take their roles as advocates for the environment very seriously.

Jamie Groves, Denbighshire’s Head of Leisure Services and interim Head of Youth Services, said: “This demonstrates our commitment as an authority to listen to our communities, to work with young people and to get them involved in how we shape our services in the future.”


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