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MEDIA OPERATIONAL NOTICE
COMMITTEE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
11 January 2011
YOUNG PEOPLE TELL ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE 'TRANSPORT MATTERS'
The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Regional Development is to host a special event on Wednesday 12 January, 4.00pm-6.00pm to hear the views of young people on using public transport. The young people, part of YouthAction’s Community Leadership Programme, will launch their report ‘Transport Matters’ and present findings of peer research to members of the Committee and invited stakeholders. Part of the presentation includes a drama performance of the key messages in the report.
The Committee for Regional Development has organised the event as part of its work on sustainable transport. The event will provide young people with the opportunity to present their views on public transport direct to the Committee and invited stakeholders.
A total of 38 young people in the YouthAction Community Leadership Programme, aged 18-25, developed and completed questionnaires which they in turn completed with local youth groups as part of their work placements. In total 189 young people completed the questionnaires. The Consumer Council and YouthAction provided support to the young people who designed and carried out the research. A copy of the final report can be viewed at http://www.consumercouncil.org.uk/filestore/documents/transportmatters.pdf
Venue: The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings
Media Enquiries to
Media are welcome to attend. Interview opportunities with Members of the Committee for Regional Development and Charlene Mullan of Youth Action’s Community Leadership Programme are also available. To arrange please contact: