Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne has welcomed veteran local councillor John Meikle to Westminster for a meeting to discuss youth services. They had talks with Government Cabinet Office Minister Nick Hurd MP.
“John Meikle is an outstanding representative of Taunton Deane who has served as a councillor for over 50 years. It is wonderful that he remains so passionate about yourth services as approaches his ninetieth birthday.
“The Government’s National Citizen Service is providing fantastic opportunities for thousands of young people. I have met young people who have hugely benefitted from this scheme at Taunton’s Somerset College.
“The National Citizen Service gets young people from all backgrounds gives young people from all backgrounds important skills in teamwork, personal development and confidence building. Helping young people is also not just the responsibility of Government. Social groups, businesses and charities can also make a great contribution, and I would like to see more young people joining organisations like the Scouts and Cadets.”