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Question: I wondered how you will find out what young people's issues are?

Asked by peter7 on 6 Oct in the Categories: category.

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  • Photo: Marion WinshipMarion Winship answered:

    By listening and asking – particularly at Youth Forum meetings, but also speaking to young people in our village. I have heard that there are some problems in Lydney with young people not having much to do (boredom) and they end up hanging around – maybe taking drugs – I’d like to see far more activities for young people and better transport so they can get to them!

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  • Photo: AndrewAndrew commented:

    I started campaigning to retain acentuaries old access through Bishopswood estate and woodlands following the Lodge Grove stream. This led to over 200 petitioniners annually walking a pre-advertised time and route – in spite of highly trained dogs and bailiffs who intimadated the march. It took 25 years of dedicated struggle and a review and inquiries by Hereforshire council to win the right of passage.

  • Photo: JaneJane commented:

    By taking part in Youth Forums and talking to young people around my ward and I have met many of you when you have visited the Council and I have been to watchyour productions at the Theatre.

  • Photo: LenLen commented:

    Talk with them, most important of all listen to them.

  • Photo: BruceBruce commented:

    Listening is a skill in itself. Engaging in a dialogue with young people has to be on their own terms. Too often older people talk down to younger people. What is needed is a “how can we do it” attitude not a “good idea, but not really practical is it” attitude that young people often get from old stroats like me. I think social network sites like Facebook are a great way to share ideas.

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