‘Have your say day’ lets young people put their questions to politicians


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On Monday 20th November, the United Nations’ Universal Children Day, young people in Powys were able to put their questions to senior figures in Powys’ public services.

Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education, was joined by representatives from Powys County Council, Powys teaching Health Board, and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

This was part of an interactive day for young people from across Powys to speak about various aspects of their lives including health, safeguarding, jobs and many other areas. Guest speakers and workshops helped get opinions flowing.

The event was a way of letting young people take part in the planning process for the Wellbeing Plan, Area Plan and Health and Care Strategy which will shape priorities and change in Powys over the next few decades.

It was organised by Powys Public Service Board and Powys Regional Partnership Board, and was hosted at The Pavilion in Llandrindod Wells.

Kirsty Williams, Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire and Cabinet Secretary for Education, said:

“A big thank you to the organisers for arranging this and to the young people for taking part.

“There were lots of insightful and well-expressed thought and ideas and it’s fantastic to see young people engaging in politics in this way.”

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