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Wirral youngsters urged to share their views on council spending
8:00am Sunday 23rd September 2012 in News
WIRRAL youngsters are being urged to make their voices heard about how they think council cash should be spent.
The local authority’s ‘What Really Matters’ event, which launched earlier this month, is a chance for residents to tell council bosses what services they find important.
But despite more than 2,500 people registering their views so far, the council wants more young people to get involved.
Councillor Phil Davies, leader of Wirral Council, said: “I have been really pleased with the response rate so far but would like to encourage more young people to tell us what their priorities are.
"Everyone, whatever their age, has their own opinion about how we should target money to make Wirral a better place to live.
“We have written to every school in the borough to ask them to engage their pupils in this process and we will be taking our consultation roadshow to local youth clubs to gather as many views as possible."
"This year’s Youth Voice Conference, which will bring over 100 young people together at Wallasey Town Hall, will also be focused on the ‘What Really Matters’ consultation.
“We are really pleased to be having this input and look forward to hearing how they think that £100m worth of savings should be found.”
The ‘What Really Matters’ roadshow will be at the following locations over the next week:
Monday, September 24: Hoylake Children’s Centre, 9:30am -11am, Cherry Trees Centre, Liscard, 9am – 5:30pm and Birkenhead Market 9am – 5pm.
Tuesday, September 25: Total Fitness, Prenton, 9am -1pm and Greasby Children’s Centre, 9:30am -11am.
Wednesday, September 26: MECCA Bingo, Birkenhead, 11am – 1.30pm, West Kirby Children’s Centre, 1:30pm – 3pm and The Lauries Centre, Birkenhead, 6pm - 8pm
Thursday, September 27: Tesco Bidston, 10am – 7:30pm and ALDI Birkenhead, 10am – 7:30pm.
Friday, September 28: Pensby Children’s Centre, 9:30am – 11am and ASDA Liscard, 10am – 6.00pm.
Saturday, September 29: Morrisons West Kirby, 9.30am - 3.30pm.
Tuesday, October 2: Seacombe Children’s Centre, 9am – 11am Tesco Heswall, 10am – 7pm.
Wednesday, October 3: Ganneys Meadow Children’s Centre, 8.30am -11am.