Seaford Young Mayor’s Awards opens for entries

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THE SEAFORD Young Mayor’s Awards are now open for entries.

Young mayor Maddie Jay and deputy Amy Gough will host the awards on Wednesday March 21 at Seaford Baptist Church.

The Young Mayors scheme was started in Seaford in 2008 to encourage young people to become more involved in their town, to understand local issues and to help councillors and others deal with them.

The awards are open to anyone born on or after March 21, 1994 and living in the BN25 postcode.

A spokesperson for Seaford Town Council said: “The Seaford Young Mayor’s Awards will celebrate inspirational young people who have made a real difference to the town, their group or in someone’s life.

“It will also recognise achievement in sport and performing arts and adults who have supported youth activities in Seaford.

“The young mayor and her deputy hope the awards will inspire more young people to aim higher and achieve.”

Categories include young performer, young carer, youth group, young volunteer, bravery and sports, adults who support youth in Seaford and one outstanding young person will be selected for the Young Mayor’s Award. 

The awards, now in their second year, have been sponsored by the Keith Baker Charitable Trust. Nomination forms are available from the Tourist Information Office at 37 Church Street or from local schools.

There will be a  Young Performer Talent Show at the Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road, Seaford on Wednesday March 14.

To nominate someone under 16, obtain permission from their parent or guardian.

Nominees may have their stories and photos published in local and online media.

Call Seaford Town Council on 01323 894870 or email admin@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk.