Wed. Jan 20th, 2021

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New councillor has youth on his side

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At just 18 years old, Cameron Palin is believed to be the youngest town councillor in the county – and he’s looking forward to getting stuck in to improve the lives of residents in East Cowes.
The new councillor was recently co-opted on to East Cowes Town Council and attended his first full council meeting last Thursday (Nov 19). The public-spirited teenager has taken an active interest in local affairs for a number of years and is very keen to represent the views of the younger members of the East Cowes community.

Cameron said: “Over the last 4 years I have been working closely with the East Cowes community on a variety of issues including the floating bridge, umbrella tree and on town regeneration. This work showed me the vital role our town councils play, and to have now been co-opted onto the East Cowes Town Council is a complete honour.

“I would make it my focus to get the younger demographic more engaged and have discussions with them about what they would like to see in our town as it is their future and they should be involved in shaping their town.”

Councillor Jane Rann, Mayor of East Cowes, said: “I, together with my fellow councillors, look forward to working with our new Osborne Ward Town Councillor. I feel the Town Council and the community will greatly benefit from his enthusiasm and youthful knowledge.”