Become a member of youth council in Hailsham

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Hailsham Youth Council is looking for additional members to help represent the town’s young people and their interests.

Young people aged 16 to 18 years (16 to 21 years for those with learning disabilities) who live or go to school in Hailsham are being asked to consider joining Hailsham Youth Council.

Launched in September 2009, Hailsham Youth Council works in partnership with local authorities, schools, voluntary organisations, youth clubs and other community-focused organisations.

It aims to represent young people in Hailsham and surrounding villages, to ensure that they have their say on what goes on in the town and give them the opportunity to influence key decisions.

Town clerk John Harrison said: “Representing the youth council is a fantastic opportunity for young people, providing a real chance for them to stand for others in the town and have their voices heard on issues that are important to them. Whether you want to improve recreational facilities or raise awareness of wider issues such as local transport and health, Hailsham Youth Council is about young people coming together, sharing ideas and discussing current issues and ways to help change things in your local area for the better.”

Hailsham Youth Council meets fortnightly on Friday afternoons at the town council offices in Market Street on an informal basis. Members may occasionally be asked to attend town council meetings to discuss some issues or provide updates on project activities.

Anyone interested in becoming a member should contact Andy Joyes on 01323 841702 or send an email to andy.joyes@hailsham-tc.gov.uk.