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Bromley pupils discuss issues that matter to them with borough leaders

PUBLISHED: 12:13 09 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:26 09 April 2013

The Question Time Panel with event organisers and students who attended the conference.

The Question Time Panel with event organisers and students who attended the conference.

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Year 8 students discussed issues such as fire station response times and road safety concerns at the boroughs fifth annual Youth Conference.

Pupils from 12 school took part in The Bromley Community Engagement Forum (BCEF), held on March 27 at the Education Development Centre, to discuss the issues that matter to them.

The event gave pupils the chance to question the borough’s top leaders from policing, fire and the council as well as attend three workshops focusing on mutual respect, cyber bullying and stop and search.

The subjects raised in the question and answer session centred around fire stations and response times, the council’s budget and investment in the borough, noise nuisance, how to keep young people safe and school police officers.

Cllr Tim Stevens said: “This is a useful event for decision-makers to listen to the views of young people in the borough while also giving the students helpful advice and guidance on how they can keep themselves safe as they grow up and become more independent.”

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