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Swale Youth Forum to meet in person this September after 18 months

Published Wednesday 2 June, 2021
Last updated on Wednesday 2 June, 2021

After more than 18 months, the Swale Youth Forum will be meeting again in September.

Like many events, the forum was forced to halt proceedings during the pandemic, but plans are in place for it’s return, to help give young people across Swale a platform to be heard.

To make sure the forum discusses the issues that matter to them, young people are being asked to suggest topics for discussion.

Cllr Richard Palmer, cabinet member for community at Swale Borough Council, said:

“As we come out of this dreadful pandemic we want to move forward and provide opportunities for the young people of Swale to share their ideas on how we can progress in a post pandemic world.

“Young people have been one of the most affected groups over the last year and have suffered disruptions to their school, home and social lives.

“We want to listen to how we can support them as a council moving forward.”

Cllr. Elliott Jayes, deputy cabinet member for community, said:

“I’m delighted we’re able to relaunch the Swale Youth Forum after such a long break.

“Now we are cautiously coming out of restrictions, we want to hear from young people what topics they want to discuss.

“I expect to see some great ideas, and can’t wait to see the forum actively engaging with young people again.”

Any young person with ideas and topics for future meetings can make suggestions via the Swale Youth Forum’s social media platforms Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or by email to

For full information please visit the Swale Youth Forum page.