Views of young people sought on life in North Yorkshire

4 February 2016

Young people in North Yorkshire are being asked their opinions about life in the county.

The questions cover a range of topics, including job and training opportunities in the county, what they think about living in North Yorkshire, their ambitions and their views on housing, transport and internet connections.

The County Council’s Business and Environmental Services directorate wants to understand better the aspirations of all people in North Yorkshire to help in delivery of its ambition for North Yorkshire to be a place with a strong economy and a commitment to sustainable growth that enables people to fulfil their ambitions and aspirations.

Delivering the right housing and transport infrastructure, alongside high-speed broadband and mobile phone connectivity, while protecting the county’s outstanding environment and heritage is critical to achieving this ambition, and the opinions of young people are a key element in helping the County Council draw up its plans. The County Council’s team of young advisors, who are all aged between 16 and 24, have designed the survey and are encouraging young people across the county to get involved.

County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, Executive Member for Economic Development, said:

We are committed to growth because we believe it will benefit residents, for example by creating higher-quality jobs and new homes. Understanding the aspirations of all residents is important to helping us achieve this.

What young people tell us will help to shape our plans and ensure we take account of their views, so that we can strive to make North Yorkshire a place where young people who have grown up here want to stay to build their careers and families.

The survey is open to anyone aged between 16 and 24 and living in North Yorkshire. It can be completed at until 19 February. Five people will be picked at random from those who complete the survey to receive a £50 gift voucher.

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