Youth Participation & Community Engagement

Youth Representative

My name is Lilly Kayes, and I am the current youth representative for Neath Town Council. I am 17 years old and currently going into my second year at Neath College where I study Law, Politics and English. My current subjects coincide with the nature of my role here at the council, where I get to enjoy my interest in politics.


My role in the council is to meet with local youth organisations in the area. Upon meeting these youth groups, I hope to support their needs and interests whilst using my status to achieve this. I hope to be an aid to groups that need support from Neath Town Council, whilst still learning about the local community and how the local youth groups contribute to society and the importance of their roles.

Community Engagement Officer

My name is Carys Hope and I am the new Community Engagement Officer Intern for Neath Town Council. I am currently completing my second year of full-time studies in Swansea University studying a BSc in Social Sciences.


I strongly believe that my degree will assist me in gathering strong qualitative and quantitative sources of data from a range of people who live within the boundaries of Neath Town Council.

My internship will allow me to gather information on positive aspects of the community and understand what is succeeding. It will also allow me to understand areas of improvement and provide ideas on what can be implemented in order for levels of engagement between groups and individuals to continue to strengthen.

Within my time at Neath Town Council, I will hope to build new relationships with members of the community, organisations and the institutions which operate within Neath Town Council.

I look forward to meeting you in the community.