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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be Mayor of Peterborough?

Would you like to step into the shoes of the city councillors who decide where £200 million is spent each year?

 


Ever wondered how decisions are made in the corridors of power at the House of Commons in London?

If you are aged between 13 and 19, or 13 to 25 if you have additional needs, Peterborough City Council’s young people’s service is giving you the chance to find out more about local politics during Local Democracy Week (15 to 21 October 2007).

Council Leader John Peach, Peterborough City Council’s Cabinet members Councillor Matthew Dalton, Councillor Graham Murphy, Councillor Matthew Lee, The Mayor of Peterborough Councillor Marion Todd, Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson and Councillors David Raines, Janet Goodwin and David Thorpe have all agreed to be shadowed during the week as part of a packed programme of events organised by the young people’s service.

To be in with a chance of shadowing one of Peterborough’s politicians all you have to do is contact youth worker Alice Johnson on 01733 707986 or 07920 160128 or email [email protected]k

Councillor Matthew Dalton, spokesman for young people, said: “Peterborough’s young people are the future of our city and it is really important that they get involved now to help shape the Peterborough they and their families will live and work in for many years to come.

“Local Democracy Week provides a fantastic opportunity to have a closer look at how decisions are made in Peterborough and why it is important that all people including teenagers use their vote and get involved in local politics.”

Locality manager for Peterborough City Council’s young people’s service, Javed Ahmed, said: “We are looking for young people from all across Peterborough to put pen to paper and enter our competition. You could be given the chance to go up to the House of Commons in London, interview the city council’s leader or find out what it is like to be Mayor for a day.”

Peterborough City Council’s young people’s service was formed in April following the merger of Connexions and the youth service. It offers a free and confidential support service for all 13 to 19 year olds in the city and young people with additional needs up to the age of 25.

It enables young people to access a range of positive, productive activities and support, information, advice and guidance to contribute to their successful personal and social development and reach their full potential.

October 2007 - Peterborough UK Community Website

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