Young people keen to make a difference in the district are being asked to come forward and stand for election for the Epping Forest Youth Council.

Youth Councillors between the ages of 13 and 17 are elected for two years. They are required to attend two evening meetings a month at the Civic Offices in Epping.

Council Officers will be visiting schools to explain the role and encourage candidates to stand.

EFYC was set up in 2007 to involve young people in the decisions made by Epping Forest District Council on services and issues that affect their age group.

All secondary schools will each have two Youth Council seats and there are four independent seats for candidates who either attend school or college outside the district, or are excluded from school, home educated or even working.

If you are interested in becoming a Youth Councillor, go to for the nomination pack which should be returned by February 14.

Elections will take place in schools between Monday 10 March to Friday 21 March.

If you would like more information, contact Diane Butler the Young Persons’ Officer on 01992 564365 or email