YOUNG people from the Keighley district are being sought to give their views on policing and community safety.

Recruitment has begun of people aged between 13 and 21 to serve on West Yorkshire’s Youth Advisory Group.

Members feed their opinions and ideas to the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson.

Meetings are held four times a year, usually on Saturday mornings.

Normally they would take place at different venues, but currently are being staged through Skype.

Members also take part in workshops.

Mr Burns-Williamson says the Youth Advisory Group fulfils a vital role.

“The group is very active and helps to give me a unique perspective on how young people view policing and community safety generally – and what issues directly affect them which in turn influences my decision-making and plans,” he said.

“To date they have helped me with my Police and Crime Plan and important consultations and have advised on numerous policies and campaigns. In these uncertain times it is all the more important our young people have a voice. Their contribution is really valued and used in ways that can change what we do and deliver within our communities.”

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