The Waveney Youth Council (WYC) was formed in 2009 to help young people of Waveney have a voice and to enable them to make a difference in their community. It aims to provide opportunities for young people to be involved in important decision making processes and key consultations to assist with the development of local services that directly effect them.
The WYC allows young people to discuss local and national issues and concerns and identify potential projects to tackle these issues. They work in partnership with organisations and service providers such as Waveney District Council, Suffolk County Council, Police, Health Providers, MP for Waveney, UK Youth Parliament, Lowestoft Rising, Lowestoft Vision, Access Community Trust, The Suffolk Assembly of Youth (SAY) and Community Action Suffolk.
This youth led forum is currently supported by high schools, colleges, special schools and PRU's across Waveney. They also welcome input from any other groups or individuals working with or supporting young people.
The types of projects, initiatives and events which the WYC have supported in the past or are currently involved in now include;
WYC have their own constitution which outlines their main aims and objectives and gives details of its membership and partner organisations. This is regularly reviewed and updated by the young people involved.