MAYOR THE FORCE BE WITH YOU – Daniel Bittley is sworn in as Youth Mayor of Wyre

Barry Parkinson posted on Sep 7 2018


Youth Mayor of Wyre, Daniel Bittley

Youth Mayor of Wyre, Daniel Bittley

Former Millfield High School pupil, Daniel Bittley, 17 from Fleetwood, beat five finalists to the top position and was sworn in as Youth Mayor of Wyre at a meeting of full council on Thursday 6 September.

At his interview, Daniel impressed the panel with his determination and focus, especially his ambition to tackle mental health issues in young people, in particular teenager suicide and improving leisure facilities and activities available to the youth of Wyre.

This was the second time Daniel applied for the position of Youth Mayor which demonstrated his ambitiousness. He was also a member of Wyre’s Youth Council for a number of years prior to taking over the role.

Daniel commented ‘I’m really looking forward to taking on the role, especially working within the community to tackle the many issues young people face. I’d like to help raise aspirational opportunities for young people, as well as tackle knife crime not just locally but nationally. I’m really grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to move forward in making a difference.’

Daniel also recently earned a full scholarship to Rossall Sixth Form where he is studying, psychology, business studies and graphics and communications.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing basketball, football and cricket as well being part of the combined cadent force. He also recently completed the three peaks challenge in Yorkshire.

Former Youth Mayor, Jess Basquill, handed the Youth Mayor Badge of Office over to Daniel at the meeting of Full Council, formally ending her service.

At the meeting, Jess commented ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed the two years in my role as Youth Mayor. This has given me the platform to continue the community focused work with Thornton Methodist Church, which I will be able to carry on now that my service has ended. I look forward to what the future holds for me. Onwards and upwards.’

Former Youth Mayor Jess Basquill and Cllr Marge Anderton, Mayor of Wyre

Former Youth Mayor Jess Basquill and Cllr Marge Anderton, Mayor of Wyre