Young Mayors scheme and awards win prize

The Seaford young mayor, Maddie Jay, and her deputy, Amy Gough, with the winner of the Young Volunteer category, Lydia Smith at the Seaford Young Mayor's Awards 2012.
The Seaford young mayor, Maddie Jay, and her deputy, Amy Gough, with the winner of the Young Volunteer category, Lydia Smith at the Seaford Young Mayor's Awards 2012.

THE SEAFORD Town Council Young Mayors Scheme and Seaford Young Mayor’s Awards have won a prestigious accolade recognising efforts made by projects to engage and work with young people.

The British Youth Council Innovation Award and Inspiring Project Award celebrates organisations and projects that support youth participation in innovative and exciting ways and marks the fantastic achievements that can happen because young people are supported to get involved.

The Inspiring Project Award recognises efforts made by projects to engage young people and give them a voice and the Innovation Award celebrates new ideas and practices that have made a real difference to how organisations work with young people.

Seaford Town Council started the Young Mayor Scheme in 2009 with the first young mayor of Seaford, Oscar Hardy.

Ellie Homan was the second young mayor and the current young mayor, Maddie Jay, is about to hand over the medal of office to her deputy, Amy Gough.

Amy Gough and her deputy, Georgia Colyer, will be setting their objectives for 2011/12 shortly and would like to hear from other young people in Seaford with their views and comments.

Contact them through Seaford Town Council Facebook or Twitter page, email admin@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk or telephone 01323 894870.