The council's youth contingent visited the Houses of Parliament on its tenth birthday.

On July 5 Epping Forest Youth Council marked its 10 year anniversary with an evening reception hosted by the Right Honourable Dame Eleanor Laing.

With more than 80 Youth Councillors past and present there to share their experiences, the present authority presented a film highlighting their work.

Photographs spanning the 10 years were displayed for guests enjoyment alongside examples of their youth-lead project work.

Democratic voice for young people.

Dame Eleanor then delivered a speech praising the work of the Youth Council over the ten years.

If you would like more information about the work of the Youth Council or would like to get in touch with a Youth Councillor about an issue please contact Diane Gilson-Butler on 01992 564365 and