Young people in Slough ask the big questions for town

James Hockaday

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Young people in Slough aired their views and debated a range of topics on Tuesday  at Slough library.

‘Youth Question Time’, organised by youth charity Aik Saath, gave teens and young adults a forum to ask  questions to a panel of six guests from Heathrow Airport, the UK Youth Parliament, Slough Youth Parliament, Slough Council for Voluntary Services and  Thames Valley Police.

Some of the issues raised included feeling safe around town, reducing the voting age to 16, how cannabis should be handled by authorities and how the return of Slough Town FC to the town will affect the area.

Gabby Koenig, of Slough Library, said: “It’s great that young people get to speak their views. It helps them feel confident in their opinions and ask the right questions about what’s happening in their world.”

For more information on Aik Saath and their Youth Question Time events visit www.aiksaath.com

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