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Young people

Young people

It's great being a young person in Brentwood. There are many enjoyable, informal educational activities in the Brentwood area, available through youth clubs and schools.

Participating in these activities provides opportunities to establish new friends, build positive relationships with youth workers, gain information and encounter new experiences.

There are also opportunities provided to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Prince's Trust Volunteers, outdoor activities and many, many more.

Brentwood Youth Strategy Group

Brentwood Youth Strategy Group consists of local young people, Essex Youth Services, local Councillors and other youth groups and organisations. The aim of the group is to ensure that local people have a say in the services provided for them.

The group commissions local youth projects to address needs identified by young people.

For more information, email Glen Crickmore, District Based Youth and Community Commissioner at

The Hermit

What happens at the Hermit?

The local Youth Service is located at The Hermit site in Shenfield Road and offers a range of services for young people aged 13-19 (and up 25 with additional learning needs).

For all enquiries, please contact Clarie Love, Youth and Community Commissioner -

The Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust is a charity that helps young people overcome barriers and get their lives working.

Through practical support including training, mentoring and financial assistance, we help 14-30 year olds realise their potential and transform their lives.

We focus our efforts on those who've struggled at school, been in care, been in trouble with the law, or are long-term unemployed.

0800 842 842

The Prince's Trust East of England Regional Office
Suite 4, Premier House
1-5 Argyle Way
Stevenage, SG1 2AD
phone: 01438 730520

Get involved

Young people's participation is important to us.

At Brentwood Borough Council, we value the opinions of our local young people. It is very important to us that young people are involved in shaping the services we provide for them.

The Council regularly speaks to local residents and businesses to ask what they think about Brentwood, how it could be improved, what is good, what’s not so good and how we could improve the area.  Young people are typically very under-represented at these talks and there is a danger that their views may be overlooked and their needs unrecognised. 

Let us know your thoughts about where you live and your experiences as a young person living in Brentwood.

Please contact Lucy Gill on 01277 312645 or email

Brentwood Youth Council

Essex Youth Service are currently recruiting young people who wish to become members of Brentwood Youth Council.

What we stand for:
We provide a voice for young people in Brentwood. We consult with young people in Brentwood and try and resolve their issues. Aged 11-19, 25 with additional needs.

Why should you join?

  • To make a difference for young people in Brentwood
  • To enhance your CV and make you stand out from other job candidates
  • To gain an understanding of the local Council and how it works for young people
  • To help promote a positive image of young people locally

Contact for more information about you can get involved