Youth Board to help shape the future of Cheshire and Warrington

The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) have today launched a campaign to recruit young people between the ages of 18-27 to join a new youth board for the organisation.

The youth board is being set up to give young people living in the sub-region the opportunity to express their values in order to influence the future of Cheshire and Warrington at an exciting and challenging time.

The role of the LEP is to support the growth of the local economy, creating the right conditions so that Cheshire and Warrington is an even better place to live, work, study, visit and invest. Issues to be discussed by the youth board might include what type of housing is built, transport, digital infrastructure, or whether we have enough people with the right skills for the jobs in our area. The youth board will provide a forum for young people to express their views and opinions, giving them the opportunity to view and comment on the LEP’s plans and to engage with and involve other young people in the region.

Andy Farrell, Chief Executive at Marketing Cheshire and Deputy Chief Executive at the LEP said “Cheshire and Warrington is already home to about 1 million people. As the LEP develops its plans we want to ensure that the voice of young people contributes to shaping the future. We want the widest representation of our community and people committed and enthusiastic towards making Cheshire and Warrington a great place for live, work, study, invest or visit.”

The LEP is welcoming applications from a wide range of young people, whether in work, running a business, studying, in an apprenticeship or unemployed. The board positions are voluntary, meeting 5-6 times a year with all expenses covered and board members would be expected to take up the role for 2-3 years.

To apply for the role visit http://www.cheshireandwarringtonyouthboard.com/ and apply online, closing date 13th March 2020.