As reported in the Pontefract and Castleford Express:
Schoolchildren have signed up to a new branch of Pontefract’s Civic Society. Pupils at Carleton Park J&I School are the first to join the town’s Junior Civic Society, which aims to engage more young people in civic issues. They will be able to have their say on how the town can improve, as well as getting involved in events such as the unveiling of Pontefract’s new Magna Carta monument.
Martin Lodge, the civic society’s vice chair said: “Pontefract Civic Society are like the custodians of the town and we are doing things that we think are for the good of the town.
“But we need input from young people to see what they want the future of the town to be. The Junior Civic Society will give them a voice.
“We will ask them what is good and what is bad about Pontefract and what we can do to help make it a better place to live and work.”
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