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 Madi Faulkner-Hatt and Deputy Youth Mayor Nizle Biju and supported by the Member of UK Youth Parliament for Southend, Scott Kebbell.

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 - Madi Faulkner-Hatt

Deputy Youth Mayor
Deputy Youth Mayor - Nizel Biju

Member of Youth Parliament
Member of Youth Parliament - Oliver Slaughter

Other officers
Minute taker James Scarsbrook
Press Officer/Website Manager James Finn
Speaker Eugene Vlas
School Rep. Coordinator Sophie Raker
Chancellor Tristan Ginsberg
LGBT+ Officer Chelsea
Mental Health Officer Merril Biju
Environmental Officer Grace Lamont
Junior Environmental Officers Teddy Melville, Noel Biju


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