Youth Councils across the county give young people the opportunity and support to work on the issues that matter the most in their own neighbourhoods.

Our local Youth Councils enable young people to get involved in local decisions, and influence change in their own communities. We support you to come together both virtually and in person, amplify your voices, and to have a say in the issues which affect you in your own neighbourhoods. By joining your local youth council you will meet other passionate, innovative young people, and have the opportunity to become actively involved in democracy.

NY Voice Youth Council area contacts

  • Hambleton, Richmonshire and Selby – Cheryl Pocknell
  • Whitby – John Tierney
  • Scarborough – James Koppert
  • Harrogate – Charlie Land
  • Craven – Chloe Thwaites

Each group meets regularly through a combination of virtual and in person sessions, is led by an elected Chair and Vice Chair, and is always open to new members. If you are interested in joining your local youth council, please email

You can also contact us on social media Instagram @nyccyouthvoiceFacebook @northyorkshireyouthvoice and Twitter @YouthYorkshire.