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Craven Youth Council

The aim of Craven Youth Council is to empower young people aged 13 - 19 to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.

Craven Youth Council

About us

Aged 13 - 19? Join us at the next Youth Council meeting to make your voice heard on any issue that is important to you. To get involved, pop along to one of our meetings it would be great to see you. All our meetings take place at 4pm - 5.30pm, Craven District Council Offices, Belle Vue Square (opposite Morrisons), Skipton, BD23 1FJ on the dates listed below. We are a friendly group and our meetings are informal so either just pop along or if you would like more information contact Policy Development Officer


Meeting dates 2015

Craven Youth Council meetings will take place 4pm - 5.30pm, Craven District Council Offices, Belle Vue Square (opposite Morrisons), Skipton, BD23 1FJ as follows;

  • Monday 9 November 2015
  • Monday 23 November 2015
  • Monday 7 December 2015
  • Monday 4 January 2016
  • Monday 18January 2016
  • Monday 1 February 2016
  • Monday 15 February 2016
  • Monday 29 February 2016
  • Monday 14 March 2016
  • Monday 28 March 2016

Our work

The work of Craven Youth Council is decided by local young people identify through consulting young people in their schools that their top issues are:

  • Transport, its expensive, the information is confusing and services are infrequent.
  • Lack of things for young people to do in Craven.
  • Lack of employment opportunities for young people.

To address these issues the Youth Council will be working on:

  • Aireville Park Skatepark
  • Employment
  • Transport

In the past Craven Youth Council has worked very hard on:

  • to provide cheaper transport for young people.
  • film and music festival to give young people in Craven more to do.
  • Dragons Dento fund young people's activities so that young people have more to do.
  • Skipton Skatepark


  • Craven Dragons Den 2015

    In a format borrowed from the BBC hit series, Craven Dragons Den runs every year to lend support and financial help to projects for young people in the community.