How did MYP start?





On the 1st April 2009 Medway Youth Parliament was 10 years old. It has done a lot of work for young people in this time.

 

How did MYP start?

 

When Medway Council came away from Kent County Council in 1998, it held an expo event at Amadeus night club. At this event young people were asking the Councillors about having an opportunity to have their say by way of a Youth Forum.  The Medway Council promised a Youth Forum for young people on this day. 



During the next year Medway Youth Parliament was built.  Consultations took place with young people on how they wanted the Youth Parliament to work and members gathered. 



Medway Youth Parliament was officially launched on 1st April 1999 at an event in the Castle Gardens in Rochester.