TENBURY teens are being asked for their input on current affairs.

Tenbury Town Council and the Worcestershire Youth Cabinet have encouraged local 11 to 18-year-olds to take part in the Make Your Mark 2024 survey, a biannual consultation run by the British Youth Parliament that aims to give young people a chance to have their say on what matters to them.

Each consultation asks questions on 10 subjects, covering topics such as education, crime and transport, that young people can answer to help inform the local youth cabinets manifesto, therefore ensuring that they are better represented.

Based on previous Make Your Mark surveys, the youth cabinet is currently pursuing two major goals, those being helping to protect the environment and raising awareness of mental health issues.

A spokesperson said that teens who want to get involved with politics after completing the survey are welcome to join the youth cabinet themselves.

Youth Cabinet meetings are held once a month, where a wide range of issues that are important to young people are discussed. Members provide an update about what has been happening in their districts and discuss any projects or campaigns that are being worked on as well as any other issues that are raised. Often meetings focus on a particular theme, with those who work in these areas invited along to hear the views of young people.

A spokesperson said: “We encourage you to visit one of our meetings to see what it is like.

“We join for many reasons; some for work experience hours, to make an impact to our community, to have fun and make friends.

“As a team member, you can choose to stand in the cabinet for as long as you would like.

“There are many roles in the team, from being the chair to helping with admin, social media and recruiting members. Everyone has an opportunity to get involved as much or as little as they would like.

“Most importantly you will be representing Worcestershire young people in your local area at events, meetings and promoting opportunities, campaigning on issues that matter to young people.”