Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council

The Youth Council aims to makes a positive difference in our community and raise awareness about issues that matter to young people.

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We work in partnership with many borough and county-wide youth services to ensure young people within Welwyn Hatfield have access to the services and support they need. An important part of this is supporting the borough's Youth Council.

The Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council is made up of like-minded local young people aged 11-19 who really want to make a positive difference in our community.

With a growing need for youth services such as sport facilities, mental health services, a growing LGBTQ+ community and a rise in youth anti-social behaviour (ASB), it is vital our Youth Council are engaging with our younger community. The Youth Council are passionate about challenges that young people face today and in raising awareness for these issues.

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Welwyn Hatfield Youth Question Time 2020

The Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council are hosting their first virtual Youth Question Time event as part of UK Parliament Week.


An exciting opportunity for 11-19 year olds that live or are educated in Welwyn Hatfield to ask question to key decision makers on issues that matter to them.

The panel of key decision makers are:

  • PCC David Lloyd - Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire
  • Jo Fisher - Operations Director, Services for Children and Young People
  • Cllr Tony Kingsbury - Leader of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
  • Simon Mason - Welwyn Hatfield Chief Inspector

To register your attendance visit: https://welhat-youth-question-time.eventbrite.co.uk

What our Youth Councillors are saying

I joined the Youth Council because I like to have a voice and make a difference to others. One of the many things I enjoy about the Youth Council are the debates we do. This is because it is fun to discuss different relevant topics.


I'm vice chair of the Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council. I absolutely love it! It gives me a fantastic and open space to be passionate about my many political and social views. The people are just wonderful and I feel very comfortable sharing my ideas in front of this lovely group!


Keeping up to date with the Youth Council

You can follow the Youth Council on Twitter, Instagram (@youthcouncilwh) or by reading the Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council Blog.

Join us!

If you think you'd like to become a Youth Councillor or just find out more, please go to our page on the council website.