THE youngest Malpas parish councillor is settling into her position.
Sherrie Roberts, 18, was co-opted on to the council at its meeting last month.
The move takes advantage of a recent change in the law which allows 18-year-olds to be councillors in England.
Sherrie turned 18 on June 23, 2007.
She has long had an interest in the community, and is a former member of Malpas Young Persons Parish Council.
“It seems a natural progression to go on to the parish council,” she said.
“I’m keen to represent the young people of Malpas, and still have contacts with the Young Persons committee. The view of most young people is that we don’t have a say as it is.
“They are more likely to talk to me than someone older and I can relay their views.
“I’m particularly concerned about bus services, travel arrangements and sport and recreation for the young.”
Sherrie is originally from Anglesey, and moved to Malpas three years ago with her family.
She attended Bishop Heber High School, where she did A-levels, before going to Chester University, where she is studying for a Spanish and German degree.
Sherrie is a member of the village’s High Street Church and is a volunteer at Malpas Young People’s Centre and Malpas Day Centre, where she helps when she has free time or during holidays.
“The Young People’s Centre is run with only 30 volunteers at the moment and we are hoping to get a youth worker to help and advise us and get the centre open for longer hours,” said Sherrie.
She can be contacted on 01948 860824 or e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.