Question time for Mayor by pupils

The Mayor of Hartlepool Stuart Drummond with pupils from Lynnfield, Brougham, Holy Trinity, Stranton, Ward Jackson, St Joseph's and St. Cuthberts Primary school's at the Question session held in the Lynnfield Centre.  Picture by FRANK REID

The Mayor of Hartlepool Stuart Drummond with pupils from Lynnfield, Brougham, Holy Trinity, Stranton, Ward Jackson, St Joseph's and St. Cuthberts Primary school's at the Question session held in the Lynnfield Centre. Picture by FRANK REID

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PRIMARY school children got the opportunity to question the mayor and share their views on the town.

Youngsters from seven primary schools across Hartlepool who make up the Primary School Council Forums found out more about the role of Hartlepool Mayor Stuart Drummond.

The forums give young representatives from town primary school’s the chance to meet and share ideas every term.

They asked Mayor Drummond a range of questions about the town including what is his favourite part of the job, what can be done to stop vandalism in telephone boxes and why houses are being built on places which have been knocked down.

Mayor Drummond added: “I always like to get out and about around the town to meet people and hear their views, so I was delighted to accept the invitation to attend the forums.

“I have been very impressed by the attitude of our young citizens – they care very deeply about Hartlepool and its residents, which bodes well for the future of our town.”

Nineteen children from Lynnfield Primary School, Brougham Primary School, Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Stranton Primary School, St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, Ward Jackson Primary School and St Joseph’s RC Primary School, all in Hartlepool, took part in the event.

Rebecca Wise, senior participation officer for the West View Project, which organises the Primary School Council Forums, said: “The youngsters are very switched on and take a real interest in what’s going on in their town.

“It has been four years since we started the very first Primary School Council Forums and they continue to go from strength to strength.”

For more information about the Primary School Council Forums and the work of the West View Project, call (01429) 272699 or visit www.wvp.org.uk.