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South Cambs District Council: (Local Democracy Week Open Day)

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Long Road students took part in the debates held at the District Council to mark Local Democracy Week.

The programme was:

10.00 – Welcome from Cllr Tony Orgee, Chairman of South Cambridgeshire District Council

10.15 – Launch of South Cambridgeshire Youth Council – Cllr Sue Ellington, Tracy Mann (Development Officer, SCDC)

10.45 – The Election Process Presentation & question and answer session – Paul Howes (SCDC Corporate Manager, Community & Customer Services)

11.15 – Working in the Public Sector & question and answer session – Holly Adams (SCDC Democratic Services Team Leader) and Susan Gardner Craig (SCDC HR Manager)

12.30 – Lunch

13.00 – UK Youth Parliament presentation & questions and answer session – UK Youth Parliament

13.30 – Youth Debate preparation

14.00 – Youth Debate: The voting age should be dropped to 16: For

14.15 – Youth Debate: The voting age should be dropped to 16: Against

14.30 – Youth Debate: Vote

15.00 – Question and answer session with district councillors

by 16.00 – End