Wafting music and the smell of freshly cooked sausages heralded the arrival of the Ashburton Youth Council on East Street yesterday.
The group’s mid-year recruitment day was held in high spirits on the chessboard.
Communications officer Jessica Timmo said 10 people are currently in the group, and they were hoping to attract a few more members.
The group’s 2018 goals are to strengthen the link between youth, the community and the district council, to encourage youth participation in the community and highlight youth issues to the Ashburton District Council and external stakeholders.
Members meet monthly and have previously helped organise events like Bite Nite, and a District Council vs Youth Council debate.