Archive for July, 2012

Have Your Say Day

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

An extraordinary event took place at Hackney Town Hall on Wednesday, 27th June 2012, the UK’s first “Have Your Say Day” for young people was held in the Council Chamber. The event was introduced by Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North & Stoke Newington and Shadow Public Health Minister. She explained the importance of Freedom of Speech but said what was being espoused had to be listened to and heard. “Young people have less opportunities to get their views and opinions across,” she said, “Have Your Say Day gives these young individuals a chance to express themselves on some of the different issues important to them.”

The event was chaired by Cllr Michael Desmond, who also chairs Society Syndrome, he said he had been on the original Planning Committee for the Olympic Games and did not want them disrupted by campaigns or protesters, it was far better for people to have their say today – exactly a month (more…)