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Plastic free North Devon is top of the agenda for this year’s National Democracy Week

Posted on: 3 October 2019

Making North Devon plastic free and recycling is top of the agenda for activities in this year’s National Democracy Week (NDW).

NDW kicks off on Monday 14 October with officers and councillors from North Devon Council once again working hard on a fun filled programme of activities for pupils from schools and colleges across the district to enjoy. NDW aims to raise awareness of what democracy means and to encourage more people to take part.

Events taking place include:

  • ‘Question Time’ an opportunity for pupils to quiz a panel of councillors and representatives from local businesses and organisations including Plastic Free North Devon and the media
  • political speed dating, pupils have four minutes to quiz each councillor on any subject
  • information sessions at the Brynsworthy Recycling Centre to find out what happens to items collected for recycling

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor David Worden, says: “National Democracy Week is a great opportunity for us to get out there and meet the young people who will be making decisions in the future that affect us all. It really is an enjoyable and interesting week for all involved.

“Once again we have plastic free North Devon and recycling as the main topic for discussion. We’re keen to gather lots of ideas and opinions from our participants on this really important issue.”

Pupils from The Park Community School, Pilton Community College, West Buckland School, South Molton Community Primary School and Braunton Academy are taking part in NDW events.

Keep up-to-date with the week’s events by following North Devon Council on facebook or twitter.

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