Young voices heard by MPs at House of Commons
EYV chair, Will Lock, recently attended the CPRE #TransportDeserts Report launch at House of Commons.
The event was attended by MPs, peers, civil servants and stake holders. It provided a chance to discuss the findings of the report, draw attention to the problems associated with transport deserts and suggest policy interventions.
The goal: To give rural communities access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment.
The full report can be found here.
In terms of EYV involvement, Will was invited to speak about how difficult it is for young people to access public transport on Exmoor. He not only shared his own experience but also the views and case studies collected from EYV members and other young Exmoor residents.
We're pleased that our 'young voices' were heard and well received. Will felt the meeting was very insightful and the action proposed, encouraging.
Will also made some valuable contacts, who are keen to work closely with EYV on upcoming projects regarding issues young people have in rural areas, like Exmoor.
What we have as an organisation is very unique and it's getting us noticed. Events like this are so worthwhile, not only for getting our views across but also for the people we meet, who can potentially help drive our goals to prioritise young people on Exmoor.
We'll keep you posted on any progress we make!