Teenagers get ready to take over Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Do you want to go undercover to help catch a rogue trader? Shadow top council bosses? Join the parks police on patrol or help the events team prepare for fireworks night?

If you’re aged 13 to 19, you could be doing any of these and more by taking over Hammersmith & Fulham Council next month and having your say about how it is run.

This year’s event will give more than 150 young people the chance to help shape council services and experience different careers.

“This year we’re hosting the biggest Takeover Day ever,” said Cllr Sue Macmillan, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education.

“It is the perfect way for young people to build their confidence, have their say about the council and get an exciting taste of the career opportunities out there.

“With such a wide range of opportunities to choose from, there’s bound to be something to interest everyone. Make sure you send your application in early to ensure you have the best chance of getting the roles you want.”

There are 35 activities for young people to take part in, from those for just one or two participants, to others for large groups. You will learn new skills, gain valuable experience and get a certificate from the mayor.

Takeover Day is supported by the Children’s Commissioner and is coming to the borough on Friday 20 November.

We need to hear from you by Wednesday November 4 to consider your application in time. Visit www.lbhf.gov.uk/youthinvolvement for an application pack.

Any questions? Email youthtakeoverday@lbhf.gov.uk or call or text the youth voice coordinator on 07827 257941.

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