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Medway Youth Parliament
Medway Youth Parliament
(MYP) is an elected body that represents young people in Medway. It
has a number of active members from schools and youth groups.
Members pass information between the youth parliament and young
people in their schools or youth groups.
Medway Youth Parliament works with decision makers on different
issues across a number of organisations. The main objective is to
get young people’s voices heard.
- represent all young people in Medway at local, national and
- respond to issues and concerns that affect the lives of young
- seek to inform and influence decision makers at the appropriate
- inform young people of:
- the progress made on the issues and concerns raised;
- their rights and responsibilities within the community.
- provide a forum for debate on the issues that concern young
people in Medway;
- act as a consultancy for Medway Council and other
decision-makers on issues that affect young people;
- promote the qualities of young people and the contribution that
they make to the community.
Medway Youth Parliament (MYP) meets nine times a year. Meetings
are held on Friday evenings from 5 to 7.30pm at Gun Wharf, Dock
Road, Chatham. Members come from a wide range of schools and clubs
and make sure they have fun and get to know each other, as well as
do the job. Young people can get their voices heard through MYP in
a number of ways. If you are at school, you can speak to your
school council or your MYP representative (who is probably on the
school council anyway). If you belong to a youth group, there could
be a MYP representative you can speak to. Alternatively, if you
would like to consult with MYP on any issues, please get in touch
to see how it can help.
How MYP works
Medway Youth Parliament is made up of two representatives from
each secondary school and two from any youth groups that want to be
involved. Members can choose to join sub-committees to discuss
specific issues. These include education, regeneration,
environment, transport, health, crime and community safety.
There is a cabinet group made up of the chair, vice-chair,
treasurer, secretary and a few other members. This group is elected
from the youth parliament each spring and meets two weeks before
full parliament. It sets the meeting agendas, invites guests and
decides the main discussion topics.
Other meetings are held when needed to discuss specific issues,
like transport or community safety. They can also be arranged when
someone from outside the parliament wants to talk at a meeting and
cannot wait until the next scheduled meeting or needs more time
than would normally be available at a full meeting. The door is
always open for new groups to be represented, so please get in
Find out more
Download a copy of the Youth Parliament leaflet (pdf
872KB), which contains all of the information on this page. To use
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