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Tower Hamlets: Grime hero Ghetts says: ‘Stand up and be counted’

News   •   Oct 28, 2010 12:48 BST

Top underground grime star Ghetts is calling for young people to stand up and be counted – by taking part in next year’s Census.

At an event last Tuesday at the Brady Arts Centre in Whitechapel, Ghetts’ new music video was exclusively previewed to a select group of journalists. 

His new track, Invisible, is based on the notion that the needs and interests of young people in the UK are ignored and that one way of making sure their voice is heard is to take part in the 2011 Census.

Ghetts said: “The point is that young people are the future. We’ve got to take every opportunity to get our views across so that we get the sort of communities that we want for our own kids. 

“The Census gives us a chance to shape the future of our neighbourhoods. It’s time to stand up and be counted.” 

Ghetts will be performing his new track at youth centres and schools across London as well as visiting music colleges and community centres promoting his new release - and driving home his Census message.

The Census helps Government allocate resources to the areas that need them the most. The new track, Invisible, makes the point that people need to fill in and return the Census questionnaire to make sure local and national authorities know where services such as transport, housing, hospitals, schools, community centres and libraries are needed for the future.

The Census has also produced local job opportunities in Tower Hamlets. The deadline for people to apply to become co-ordinators in the 2011 Census has been extended to November 7. To complete an application go to www.Censusjobs.co.uk .

For further information contact James Millington on 020 7364 2950 or emailjames.millington@towerhamlets.gov.uk

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