Local democracy discussed with next generation at Addingham Scouts


Keighley and Ilkley MP Robbie Moore has met with the Addingham Scouts to discuss with them the importance of local democracy and making a difference for the community.


Robbie Moore was joined by District Councillor for the Craven Ward Rebecca Whitaker and Addingham Parish Councillor Catherine Coates, meaning three different levels of Government were present at the meeting.


During the meeting, the three of them took questions from the scouts about what their different roles entailed, and how they work together in a number of areas for the good of the local area.

The meeting was held as part of the Addingham Scout’s efforts to gain a ‘World Challenge Badge’. As part of their work towards this award, the Scouts must learn about or volunteer in an aspect of community life. In this instance, Robbie was all to happy to assist them as they sought to learn more about local government.


Robbie Moore MP: “One of the best aspects of my job is being able to speak to our next generation of local leaders about my job and what the work entails. Groups like the Addingham Scouts to so much work to improve our community at a local level, and this is what politics is about as well.


"It was a pleasure to be joined by local Councillors Rebecca Whitaker and Catherine Coates to explain how we work together to improve our community, and to support the Addingham Scouts in their efforts to earn their World Challenge Badge.”