How to Become a Youth Councillor


West Horsley Youth Council is looking for new members to join its Council.


- Are you aged 13-18? 

- Are you interested in representing the views and opinions of young people in West Horsley? 

- Would you enjoy organising campaigns and events aimed at bringing local young people together? 

If so, then we need you! 


Our Youth Council’s main objectives are: to give a voice to the young people of our village on decisions which directly affect them; and to create opportunities for local young people to get together and to enjoy the facilities on offer to them in West Horsley.

The Council is structured in a similar way to a Parish Council, with a chairman, vice chair, clerk, and finance officer. It meets regularly, has task groups that lead on specific campaigns and events, and provides opportunities for all councillors to gain management, team-working and leadership skills. Recent Youth Council events include a Youth Tennis Tournament, a Photography Competition, and a Youth Movie Night. The Council is assisting the Parish Council's Climate Change and Communications Task Groups to reach residents of all ages. It also represents the voice of the young people of West Horsley at Parish Council and other community events.

Being a Youth Councillor is not only a fun way to make a difference in your community. It is also a great way to gain 'work' experience, and will be an interesting addition to your CV when applying for jobs, and to your personal statement if you decide to go to university.  

If you are interested in being a part of our Youth Council, then please download and complete the application form and email it to our clerk at





 If you are offered a place in the West Horsley Youth Council, your parent/guardian will need to complete a permission form.