About the Youth Council


Who are we?

Southend Youth Council is open to any young person aged between 11-18 who goes to school, or lives, in the Southend borough.

What do we do?

Our main aim is to provide a platform for young people in the borough to have a say over how their borough is run. We meet to discuss the issues that affect us in Southend. Meetings follow a formalised agenda, which could include items such as a debate on current affairs and updates on our campaigns

When and where do we meet?

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 5pm and we are currently holding virtual meetings.

How can you join?

New members are always welcome. New members are always welcome. If you’d like to join please email youthmayor@southend.gov.uk

Who is in charge?

The Youth Council is chaired by Youth Mayor Scott Kebbell and Deputy Youth Mayor Marion Simakungwe and supported by the Member of UK Youth Parliament for Southend, Madi Faulkner-Hatt.

If you want to stay up to date with the Southend Youth Council or talk to us about something that interests or concerns you in Southend then please email YouthMayor@Southend.gov.uk.

Youth Mayor
Youth Mayor - Scott Kebbell

Deputy Youth Mayor
Deputy Youth Mayor - Marion Simakungwe

Member of Youth Parliament
Member of Youth Parliament - Madi Faulkner-Hatt

Other officers
Minute taker No Current Officer
Press Officer/Website Manager Ayo
Speaker Tristan Ginsberg
School Rep. Coordinator Vacant
Chancellor Jess Brizzo
LGBT+ Officer Vacant
Mental Health Officer Merril Biju
Environmental Officers Teddy Melville & Noel Biju


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