Your questions answered
I want to be a KYCC Member, how can I get
Each November we hold elections to KYCC, 4
young people are elected as Members from each of the 12 districts
in Kent. Elections take place online and you can
register now to be a candidate
I live in Medway, can I get involved in
KYCC is for young people who live or go to
school/ college/ work/ youth club within the boundaries of Kent
County Council. If you live in Medway you can join the
Medway Youth Parliament.
There is nothing to do in my area, how can I change
There are a few options, first, do your
research what is already in your area, do you have a local youth
club? They provide lots of activities and information on what
else goes on in the area throughout the year, for example, extra
trips and activities during the summer.
What things would you and your friends like to
be able to do in your area? You could think about going along to
your local youth forum/ council to find out what they are working
Find out more about your local Youth Forum
Otherwise, you could attend a local Youth
Advisory Group meeting, these take place 4 times each year, usually
in a local youth centre or school. These meetings are an
opportunity for young people to speak to your local councillor and
other professionals who have a responsibility for young people in
the local area. This is a real opportunity to have your say
about what you think needs to happen in your local area. If
you would like more information about YAG meetings in your area and
support to attend a local meeting then please email email@example.com
I want to start a petition to get more street lighting
in my area, how can I get the Council to listen?
Kent County Council welcomes petitions and
recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let KCC
know their concerns.
An E-Petition is a petition which is set up
and maintained on KCC's website and collects "signatures" online.
This allows petitions and supporting information to be made
available to a potentially much wider audience than a traditional
paper based petition. You will be able to share the link to
the E–Petition via social networking sites, email etc.
Anyone who lives, works, studies or visits
Kent County Councils area can submit or sign an e-Petition.
An E-Petition must reach 12,000 signatures on
a county wide issue for a KCC Debate to be held. However, if
this is a local issues for example, street lighting in Ashford,
then as long as you write this in your petition you only need to
get 1,000 signatures for a debate to be held. If your
petition does reach the required number of signatures you will then
be invited to present your petition at a KCC Full Council
an E–Petition or to download a petition form