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Calling all young people to have a say on the district’s future

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Calling all young people to have a say on the district’s future

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) is launching its biggest ever youth survey and young people are being encouraged to have their say on the changes they would like to see in their area.

The Bigger Picture Survey is open to 11 to 18-year-olds who live, work or study in the district. This includes Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton, as well as surrounding areas.

The questions cover topics such as mental health, lifestyle and local community and the results will help the council to make the district a better and safer place for young people.

Paper copies of the survey will be shared in schools, but there is also an online version on the Let's Talk Malvern Hills engagement platform. An accessible version can also be found online.

MHDC first ran the Bigger Picture Survey in 2018 and has since acted on the results, including developing a What's On guide for young people because 57% of those surveyed said that more things to do would improve their lives.

As well as this, 85% of participants wanted to keep informed and involved with council decision making, as a result, the Youth Chair and Advisor roles were created to represent young people.

Participants also said that life skills, mental health support and volunteering were important to them. To respond to this, MHDC launched the Futureproof campaign in 2020 to support our young people to develop their skills, build resilience and feel a part of their communities.

Cllr Tom Wells, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "A lot has changed since we ran the last Bigger Picture Survey, so we would like to check in with the young people across the district. We would like to gain an insight into what is important to them and how we can change our community for the better. We are encouraging all people aged 11 to 18 years old in the district to take part and have their say".

Visit to take part in the online survey and to find more information about the Youth Chair roles and the Futureproof campaign.

All information entered into the survey will be anonymous and it will run until 15 April 2022.