Castle Point Youth Council


Castle Point Youth Council is a group of young people (aged 13-19 yrs and up to 25 with additional needs) who live, work or study in the Castle Point Borough. They work together on projects that affect young people and are looking for volunteers who wish to gain experience working as a team and want to have their voice heard. You can also learn leadership and planning skills and gain confidence in public speaking. Examples of past projects are organising a youth conference, mystery shopping facilities and creating a young peoples website.

Sadly we said goodbye to some of our long term members this year as they are off to pastures new.  We would like to thank them for all of their hard work and their outstanding contribution to Castle Point Youth Council over the years.

Long term members



If you are interested in joining Castle Point Youth Council or would just like to come along for a taster session, please contact Nicolas Saxby on 01268 882487

CPYC meetings are held every other Thursday (Term Time) from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Castle Point Borough Council, Kiln Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1TF.



Meeting dates for the new academic year 2018:
9th January 2018   23rd January 2018
6th February 2018   20th February 2018
6th March 2018   20th March 2018
19th April 2018   3rd May 2018
17th May 2018   14th June 2018
28th June 2018   12th July 2018
Summer break    
6th September 2018   20th September 2018
4th October 2018   18th October 2018
1st November 2018   15th November 2018
29th November 2018   13th December 2018


What’s Planned for 2018.  

Castle Point Youth Council is still currently looking for new members, so if you are interested in joining please get in touch.

We have a really exciting 2018 planned, here’s some of the things we have planned so far:

Members are attending a Public Speaking/Presentation skills workshop, which will boost their confidence and teach them new skills for being the voice for young people.

We have lots of mini projects planned, from helping out at Castle Point Council’s sheltered housing site, to clear gardens and keep them a great place for our elderly residents.

We are also sending our members on a residential team building challenge, where they will learn new skills to make CPYC an even better team than it already is. 

Watch this space for more exciting news and events!