Young people urged to create a stronger voice for their peers

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Young people in East Dunbartonshire are being urged to apply to become Young Placemakers by MSP Fiona McLeod.

Young Placemakers is an initiative run by Planning Aid for Scotland, the independent and impartial organisation which enables citizens to shape their communities and engage more effectively with planning.

The campaign aims to recruit a network of 12 motivated young community leaders who will champion active citizenship and create a stronger voice for young people. Increasing involvement in the planning system will give young people a central role in the creation of Scotland’s future places.

Ms McLeod, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, said: “This is a very worthwhile initiative and I’d encourage as many young people as possible from East Dunbartonshire to apply.

“Representation in this campaign could help youngsters throughout our area to become involved in the decisions which will shape the way their communities look for the rest of their lives.”

Ms McLeod is pictured with Petra Biberbach, chief executive of Planning Aid for Scotland, and Kyle Thornton, the MSYP for Glasgow Southside and vice-chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

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