Youth Connection and Street Cruise Coordinator, Deborah Pearse Deborah, and Director of Byron Youth Service Di Mahoney, pose for a portrait at the Byron Youth Service.
Youth Connection and Street Cruise Coordinator, Deborah Pearse Deborah, and Director of Byron Youth Service Di Mahoney, pose for a portrait at the Byron Youth Service. Jerad Williams

Youth will have their say on ‘dire shire’

Byron Youth Service (BYS) is planning to hold two forums on Thursday, April 11 at the Byron YAC during Youth Week.

Young people from Mullumbimby High came up with the title 'Things Are Getting Dire, Have Your Say About The Shire' for the forums.

Deborah Pearse from BYS said the morning forum would focus on a conversation with students who have been invited from four local schools, Byron High, Mullumbimby High, Shearwater and Cape Byron Steiner School.

Approximately 15 students have been invited from each school to participate in activities which will focus on students sharing ideas, opinions and solutions on the issues faced growing up in Byron Shire.

The evening forum, from 6 - 8 pm is open to any of our local young people who would like to come and share ideas about how we can make Byron a better place, for young people and for everyone.

Mr Pearse said there would be free food and drinks, a great atmosphere, fun and inspiration at both forums.

"With all the community discussion surrounding Byron's social scene, we believe the perspective of young people is very important and needs to be included in the wider conversation," said Ms Pearse.

"The ideas and solutions from both forums will be fed back into the larger Building A Better Byron Bay community consultation process."

Anyone needing transport to the evening forum please call BYS on 66857777 as soon as possible so BYS can book buses.


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