Youth Council and Youth Voice Projects

Who are the Youth Councils?

Cumbria has 3 Youth Councils covering Carlisle and Eden, Allerdale and Copeland and Barrow and South Lakes. They are made up of young people aged 11 to 18.  They share ideas and opinions with councillors and managers at Cumbria County Council and its partners. They discuss and campaign for change on issues important to young people. 

Examples of issues discussed include:

  • climate change
  • mental health and bullying
  • public transport (for example, bus fares)
  • Anti-social behaviour 

Your voice matters - Youth Council Promotion [PDF 6MB]

When and where are they?

There are around 8 meetings a year in each area and across the county, most of which are now virtual discussions on MS Teams with guest speakers.

There is no cost other than your time, although parents and carers are expected to support with travel. 

How do I get in touch?

If you have further questions, please email:

Carlisle and Eden:

Allerdale and Copeland:

Barrow and South Lakes:

Page last reviewed: 24/04/2023

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