Youngsters finding democracy in action

Teenagers at the event at Lilford
Teenagers at the event at Lilford
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Young people celebrated Local Democracy Week at events across the borough.

Local residents were encouraged to find out more about the work of the council, take an active role in their local communities and find out just how democracy can work for them.

And younger residents of the borough played their part, attending events to discuss how they can get involved, get their opinions heard and improve their area.

An event organised by youth workers from Wigan Council’s Voice and Engagement Team, saw teenagers (pictured right) head to the Lilford Centre in Shakerley for discussions with local councillors on skate parks, bus fares and improvements to their area.

And Nikitta Richardson, 19, member of Wigan Youth Voice, said: “I learned a great deal about our local community and the various issues we are facing at the moment but it also gave me some hope as there are lots of things that young people can do themselves to get involved and help.”