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Mayor of Sutton celebrates award success with young advisors 21.07.11

Sutton's young advisors met the Mayor of Sutton at a special reception after they won a prestigious national award.

Diana award

The group were recently presented with the Diana Award in recognition of their work in helping to give young people in Sutton the chance to get involved and contribute to decision-making at the council.

Three members of the group attended a ceremony in central London back in May, but Mayor Cllr Gerry Jerome invited the entire group to his parlour on 19 July to personally thank and congratulate them.

The young advisors meet on a regular basis and speak out on issues affecting young people in the borough, including how council services are designed.

Since the group formed last year, they have taken part in a series of high profile events including stunts to encourage young people to vote and fill in their census form.

They have also met with politicians and sports stars, including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Care Minister Paul Burstow and Olympic triple jumper Jonathan Edwards.

The Diana Award, named after the late Princess of Wales, is given to young people who have worked in groups to perform outstanding contributions to the community.

Cllr Jerome said: "Sutton's young advisors are excellent ambassadors for our young people and residents, and this is prestigious award is well deserved.

"It is inspiring to see young people working so hard and getting really involved in our community, and I was delighted to meet them and celebrate with them."

Last updated: Monday, 15 August 2011

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