Youth voice

As part of its growing programme of community engagement sessions to gather local people’s Rights of River ideas, Love Our Ouse delivered a really vibrant session in July at the Naturelinks summit run by the Railway Land Wildlife Trust where 16 young people dreamt of a better future for the Ouse and declared the rights they’d like to see for the river. 

A few of the rights proposed were: the right to have its future considered, to have friends, to have a fair trial, to have a vote, to meander freely, to bear wildlife, and to be respected.

It’s really important that local people across the board have the opportunity to represent their ideas and vital this includes those who will inherit our river. Read the full River Rights Scrolls they created HERE