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ENTHUSIASTIC young people who want to make a difference to their communities are being invited to join a youth council.

Anyone aged between 11 and 21 who lives in East Hampshire and has a passion for improving the lives of local young people and learning new skills is being asked to consider joining up.

East Hampshire Youth Council is involved in a number of activities including the Ignite talent show, the Youth Conference, and grant giving.

Youth councillors can choose their own level of involvement and many have volunteered to help at council-run events such as Butserfest, a young people’s alcohol-free music event, the annual Youth Quiz and many other events and community meetings.

An ongoing grant-giving scheme called the Money Pot is administered by EHYC.

Young people’s groups can apply to the EHYC for grants of up to £250 to help pay for equipment, trips, uniforms and other items.

The next meeting is on Thursday, February 2 at Penns Place, the council chambers, in Petersfield, from 6.30pm.

To register your interest contact Lara Nolan, Youth Council Coordinator, at lara.nolan@easthants.gov.uk or call 01730 234186.

Help with transport may be available to get to the meeting if it is requested in advance.