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We will endeavour to keep you fully informed of any news relating to the Hailsham Youth Service and its program of activities from this section of the website. For older/archived news articles, please visit the Hailsham Town Council news pages.
Hailsham Youth Service currently posts news items on this website and on its social media pages, as well as sending them to to the local press in the form of media releases.
Articles of interest also appear in the Town Council's newsletter to residents, Our Hailsham, on a regular basis.
Graffiti Workshop Held at the Square Youth Cafe (13/04/22)
Hailsham Youth Service hosted a Graffiti Art Workshop at the Square Youth Cafe on 13th April today, in which young people benefited from a professional graffiti art class in a bid to give the youth centre a fresh makeover, as part of a scheme to promote and reward positive behaviour in the community.......
Olympian Archer Visits Monday Youth Hub (13/04/22)
An Olympic athlete and British Number One in archery visited Hailsham Youth Service's Monday Youth Hub ON 11 April to talk to and inspire young people - and teach them the art of archery. The visit by recurve archer Patrick Huston was part of the Know Knives project, which supports young people to make more positive choices when it comes to knife crime.........
HYS Installs Added Security at its Venues (04/04/22)
Young people from Hailsham enjoyed a range of recreational activities at the PGL Centre in Windmill Hill last weekend, with over 30 packing in as many activities as they could during their weekend stay - including climbing, challenge courses, raft-building, fencing, archery and various sports, as well as a quiz night and problem-solving/team-building skills........
HYS Installs Added Security at its Venues (21/03/22)
In a bid to help create a safer environment for young people and staff, HYS has installed a new security system - a 360 Search Pole - for use at youth events and its venues. The new 'device, which includes two wands is a high-tech, discrete and non-intrusive solution to assist with the identification of individuals carrying what could potentially be weapons........
More Youth Shelters to be Installed in Hailsham Soon (14/03/22)
Following the request for new youth facility suggestions for the town and a successful grant application from the Government's Safer Streets scheme, two new youth shelters will be installed in Hailsham in the coming weeks at two locations in the town - Western Road Recreation Ground and next to the Maurice Thornton skate park........
New Youth Club to Open in Hailsham Next Month (21/02/22)
A new youth club will open its doors next month, which will engage young people in Hailsham and the surrounding area. The proposal by Hailsham youth Service to further expand its operations and open a satellite youth centre in the town - Eastside Youth Hub - is undergoing more planning and will be based at the Hailsham East Community Centre in Vega Close......
Winter Friday Night Project Activities for Young People (07/01/22)
A variety of activities for young people have been planned for the Friday Night Project from January through to early April including ten-pin bowling, swimming, inflatables, dry slope skiing lessons, Ringo Tobogganing, and various activities at Knockhatch Adventure Park such as Giant Pillows, Wave Runner and Lost World........
Merry Christmas To All From Hailsham Youth Service (21/12/21)
HYS would like to extend compliments of the festive season to residents and wish them a very happy and healthy Christmas. "We hope everyone is well and looking forward to Christmas – a time of being together with friends and family, and one to remember that whatever this past year has brought us, there is always hope that next year will be better".......
Young People Invited to Take Part in Activity Weekend in 2022 (16/11/21)
AYoung people from Hailsham are invited to reserve their places for an Activity Weekend at the PGL Centre in Windmill Hill next spring. Scheduled to take place on 1st to 3rd April 2022, young people will be able to pack in many activities during their weekend stay at the centre, including climbing and raft-building, as well as problem-solving and team-building skills......
Additional Youth Worker Opportunities in Hailsham (26/09/21)
As part its commitment to putting young people at the heart of everything they do, Hailsham Youth Service is currently seeking additional youth workers to help with the expansion of local services. Applicants should be motivated, resourceful and conscientious team members who would enhance the youth service for young people in Hailsham.......
Summer Activities for Young People in Hailsham (17/07/21)
Hailsham Youth Service has organised a varied line-up of free activities designed to liven up the summer break and encourage even more young people through the doors of the Square Youth Cafe, Hellingly Youth Hub and Monday Youth Hub centres. For the Service team’s safety, the wearing of face coverings is still highly encouraged, although not mandatory.......
Reopening of The Square Youth Cafe and Hellingly Youth Hub (19/04/21)
Hailsham Youth Service is pleased to announce that it has reopened some of its centres from this week, in line with the latest guidance concerning coronavirus protection measures. The Square Youth Cafe in the town centre has reopened on weekdays and the newly established Hellingly Youth Hub on Wednesday evenings.......
HYS to Host Mental Health First Aid Training Course (19/04/21)
Hailsham Youth Service will be hosting a mental health first aid course at the end of April for its staff team, local police officers, schools and other local youth organisations. The course will help staff to use enhanced interpersonal skills and be able to spot the signs of mental health issues and feel confident to step in, reassure and support a young person in distress......
Hailsham Youth Service Active During Lockdown (01/02/21)
During the lockdown, young people can join in on discussions, take part in activities and keep in touch with the youth worker team via social media, including their Facebook and Instagram pages. Furthermore, the team continues to provide detached (outreach) youth work provision in specific areas identified as needing further support during the pandemic.......
Hellingly Youth Hub Receives Community Matters Funding (09/12/20)
Hellingly Youth Hub has received £333 from a Waitrose grant, part of the retailer’s Community Matters package of support. The funding received will go towards the costs involved in helping local young people through various projects at the Hellingly Youth Hub, which operates at the new Community Hub building in Hellingly on Wednesday evenings...........
Youth Service Receives Further COVID Funding (16/11/20)
Hailsham Youth Service has received £333 from a Waitrose grant, part of the retailer’s Community Matters package of support for local communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding received by Waitrose will go towards the costs involved in helping local young people through various COVID projects at the Square Youth Cafe..........
Reopening of Square Youth Cafe in Hailsham (07/10/20)
Hailsham Town Council's youth centres will gradually start to open their doors again from 5 October with the reopening of the Square Youth Cafe in the town centre. Hailsham Youth Service had to close its centres and suspend all of its face to face activities in late March, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic..........
Hailsham Youth Service Receives COVID-19 Funding (01/10/20)
Hailsham Youth Service, which provides activities, support services and opportunities for young people in the local area, has received £500 from a Tesco grant, part of the retailer’s £52million package of support for local communities affected by the COVID-19 and lockdown earlier this year...........
Detached Team Works to Help Through Pandemic (09/09/20)
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and in liaison with Sussex Police and other authorities, Hailsham Youth Service has remobilised its detached provision in specific areas identified as needing further support during this difficult time.........
Hailsham Youth Workers Boost Skillset During Lockdown (26/08/20)
Hailsham Town Council’s youth workers are taking a proactive step to further improve their professional skills, whilst the Square Youth Cafe and other facilities managed by Hailsham youth Service continue to remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.......
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