We are a non-profit, non-partisan organisation
aimed at targeting the needs of the Youth in our vicinity. Any issues
young people feel strong about or any ideas they may have can be voiced
through the parliament.
Councilor Timmy Conway founded the Youth Parliament
in 1997. He came up with the idea based on the youth parliaments he was
introduced to upon his stay in America. The parliaments there are; allowed
pass legislation that is applicable to the youth thus giving them an interest
in politics and a means by which they can have their say in issues that
effect them. Timmy thought the idea so good he adopted it himself.
meetings are conducted
The Parliament meets every Monday in the local
town hall. The secretary based on the minutes from the last meeting documents
the agenda of the meeting. A copy of both the minutes of the last meeting
and the current agenda is passed to each member. The meeting normally
based on the agenda. Once the agenda has been dealt with members of the
parliament are asked to suggest new ideas and report on issues they feel
the youth of the town would be most concerned with.