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Pupils To Grill City Councillors 

Sixth formers at a Coventry school are preparing to fire questions at councillors next week as part of a drive to encourage young people to have their say in local government. 

Twenty students from Ernesford Grange School and Community College will be at a special public question time session at their school at 1pm on Wednesday.

Council cabinet members are to hold their regular meeting in public before opening themselves to questions from the audience. All members of the public are invited.

David Fry, head of sixth form at Ernesford Grange, said:

"The students are really keen to get involved and have been thinking of questions to fire at the councillors.

“I'm pleased that they've been given this opportunity and hope that their experience of Wednesday's cabinet meeting will encourage them to understand their rights and responsibilities as young adults." 

Council leader Nick Nolan said:

"Coventry councillors are keen that more and more people feel able to attend council meetings and local forums.

“And I am always keen to back any opportunities for local people to meet and question councillors.”

“All city councillors want young people to have their say in local government and realise their right to vote.”

People who wish to send in questions in advance should contact Coventry City Council, Room 44, FREEPOST CV2999, Council House, Earl Street CV1 5BR.

Please mark your envelope 'Cabinet question' and include your name, address and a daytime telephone number. Efforts will be made to separately answer any questions not taken during the meeting.
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