23 April 2010

Public spending and services for children and young people are the topics Northamptonshire students will be examining at a special You Choose session next week (MON 26).

Northamptonshire County Council has organised the session to give young people the opportunity to take part in the debate about the future of the county’s public services.

Up to 30 young people from schools around the county will be able to ask questions of an expert panel made up of the council’s chief executive and directors.

The session, which takes place in the council chamber, will include opportunities for pupils to:

  • talk about their own ideas of what council services are important
  • take part in interactive voting

The engagement session has been organised by the council with the children and young people’s partnership shadow board and is one of a series of events organised as part of the You Choose campaign to give all Northamptonshire residents the chance to share their views on the services they most value and how they feel public money can be saved.

The campaign has already seen road-shows taking place in the towns and boroughs across the county, as well as online discussions on the You Choose website and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Further information about the You Choose campaign is available on: http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/youchoose