Fareham Youth Council, in partnership with Fareham Borough Council, invited young people from across the Borough to a Youth Conference to consult on the New Community North of Fareham.
The conference, held at Fareham Borough Council's Civic Offices on Tuesday 27 March, gave young people the chance to participate in group activities looking at sustainable transport and open spaces. The results from these activities will be fed into the Council's Concept Masterplan which will include maps and diagrams to help people to understand what the New Community will look like.
The aim of the conference was to generate ideas about what makes a good place, to understand the needs and aspirations of young people for the New Community, and to encourage young people to be active citizens. Young people also had the chance to hear about the work of Fareham Youth Council.
Director of Planning and Environment, Richard Jolley said:" This was a great opportunity to directly influence the New Community. It is important we get views and ideas from young people as they may be the ones living in the New Community in the future. It also gives them a chance to have their voice heard."
Fareham Borough Council has also been visiting local primary schools to inform children who live or go to school nearby, about the New Community. These visits have encouraged pupils to think creatively about places and has given them a chance to contribute towards creating a plan for the New Community.
For more information on the New Community North of Fareham please visit www.fareham.gov.uk
For Further Information Contact:
Becca Bennett, Communications Assistant, tel: 01329 824609
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This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases