WHBC's Youth Council hosts virtual Question Time

The Community Partnerships team at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has enabled its Youth Council to host a ground-breaking virtual 'Question Time' akin to the BBC's flagship political debating television programme.

Question Time event for 11-19 year olds

Aimed at young people aged 11-19 who live or are educated in Welwyn Hatfield, the online virtual event takes place on Wednesday 4 November at 4.30pm as part of UK Parliament Week 2020 which encourages people to explore what Parliament means to them and empowers them to get involved.

Led by a panel of key decision makers, the event provides an opportunity for young people across the borough to ask the important questions that matter to them. Discussions around the issues debated during the event will assist the Youth Council in shaping their 2020 - 2021 priorities. The council is encouraging all secondary schools to ask their pupils to attend the event, but any young people are invited to register online to participate and to put their questions to the panel.

The county-wide panel includes PCC David Lloyd, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire; Jo Fisher, Operations Director, Children & Young People at Hertfordshire County Council; Guy Foxell, Chief Executive of ONE YMCA; Cllr Tony Kingsbury, the Leader of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Simon Mason, Welwyn Hatfield Chief Inspector and Sue Beck, Head of Children & Young People Service, Public Health.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, PCC David Lloyd, said:

"I am delighted to have been invited to be on the panel for this vital event. We need to hear what matters most to our young people in these unprecedented and turbulent times and to provide opportunities for their voices to be heard."

Leader of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Tony Kingsbury, said:

"The views of our young people are crucial in helping us to shape a bright future for them. This diverse panel will engage with participants during this important virtual event to provide answers to questions that matter to them. I look forward to hearing those questions and being involved in the debates."

To attend the event, click here.