Doncaster Junior Civic Mayor

The Junior Civic Mayor will work alongside Doncaster Council’s Civic Mayor and Members Services and Partnership and Engagement team and will be the face and voice of children within the borough.

Background

As part of our work to become the most child friendly borough in the country, we have recently re-established the Junior Civic Mayor project. The Junior Civic Mayor will be the voice of local children, champion the things that matter to young people and be an ambassador for the town, in addition to attending events with Doncaster's Civic Mayor.

Doncaster Junior Civic Mayor 2019/20

Our Junior Civic Mayor this year is young Alfie Turton, aged 9, from Woodfield Primary School. 

Alfie was chosen for the role because of his enthusiasm for championing local children's voices. He also wished the other applicants good luck, which highlighted his kindness and consideration.

The Junior Civic Mayor will attend many events throughout the next year alongside the Civic Mayor. You can find out about the exciting things they are doing on Twitter: @YourVoiceDonca1.

  Junior Civic Mayor Alfie Turton with the Civic Mayor Linda Curran and Headteacher for Woodfield Primary

Find out more information below:

Expectations

The Junior Civic Mayor will:

  • Be a year 4 pupil at the time of application
  • Serve a term of office from October- August
  • Be confident and enthusiastic
  • Be the face and voice of children in Doncaster
  • Attend events alongside the Civic Mayor
  • Be supported by their school and their family
  • Drive and influence change

Events

The following are examples of events that the Junior Civic Mayor will attend throughout their term of office:
 
  • Children and Families Forum Events 
  • Citizenship Ceremonies
  • Family Fun Days/Carnivals/Music Festivals
  • Openings of New/Refurbished Shops, Establishments
  • 100 Year Birthday Celebrations of Local Residents
  • Military Events
  • Memorial Services
  • Remembrance Events
  • Christmas Light Switch On
  • Christmas Carol Services

How to Apply

The application window will open again in the summer term 2020

Privacy Notice

The link below will take you to the privacy notice that has been created for the purposes of Junior Civic Mayor. The privacy notice tells you about data protection obligations and handling your information securely

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/the-council-democracy/junior-civic-mayor

Junior Make Your Mark 2019

This year we are proud to announce that we are the very first local authority to be running a Junior Make Your Mark campaign, giving primary aged children the chance to; speak up, have their voices heard and make a difference.

Local primary aged children had the chance to vote for one of six local issues that they thought most needed improving within the borough. The issues were decided by children that attended our Children and Families Forum Event that took place in the summer and were as follows: 

  • Improve the environment
  • Reduce anti-social behaviour
  • More clubs/activities for children in all areas of Doncaster
  • Online safety
  • Road safety
  • Learning life skills to help prepare to be adults

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we received votes from over 5000 children in Doncaster, from 50 different primary schools.

Results

The top most voted for issue was 'Improve the environment' with 1205 votes.

Over the next year, we will work in partnership with the children in our primary schools to make improvements and support them to make the difference they want!

Our Junior Civic Mayor will be highly involved with the campaign so follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with what's going on.

If you feel that you can contribute to this improvement work in any way, please email YourVoice@doncaster.gov.uk or call Amy Enwright on 01302 737120.

Last updated: 22 November 2019 10:14:56