TAMWORTH youngsters will get free entry to the pool on Friday as the youth council looks to increase its event schedule in 2019.
The Tamworth Regional Youth Council has granted free entry to the city pool for people aged 12 to 18 on Friday and arranged a live DJ, photo booth and barbecue from 4pm to 7pm.
The catalyst for the event was very simple, according to councillor Theresa Milaor.
“It is summer and it’s the hottest month of the year and, because, who doesn't like going to the pool,” she said.
Youngsters who want to go to the event need to register online and The Youthie will also be providing a free bus on the day to take people into the city.
The youth councillor urged people to come along and hoped for a simple outcome from the event.
Registrations will close at 2 o’clock on Friday.
“For everyone to just get in, have a dip and for everyone to bring their friends a long and just everyone interacting,” she said.
A pool party at Nundle will be held on January 25.
This is Theresa’s second year on the youth council and she said she was still there for the same reasons as when she started.
“The message behind it: just being be able to give voice to the youth of Tamworth,” she said.
“It is still very new, but I thought it was a great opportunity to hop on and have my voice on council.”
Last year, the youth council secured a $48,000 grant from the state government to help roll-out a range of events for local youngsters.
The group has planned 12 events for 2019 with the funding.
Tamworth Regional Council’s youth services team leader Kate Allwell said the youth council cohort was a impressive group of youngsters.
“They were lucky to secure funding, that’s going to give them an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and soft skills that come with organising events,” Ms Allwell said.
“We have nine youth councillors, so each of them will have an opportunity to run an event based around an issue or an idea they would like to promote.
“They’re all incredible young people, I am really impressed, they are all going places.”