Hailsham Youth Council, relaunching in 2021, is Hailsham's young voice and the team of young people running the group aspire to make a positive contribution to the local community in which they live.
Consisting of a small group of dedicated 11 to 16 year olds, HYC works in partnership with local authorities, schools, voluntary organisations, youth clubs and other community-focused organisations. HYC meets regaularly on both a formal and an informal basis.
Projects & Activities
HYC prides itself in being proactive by getting involved with local issues raised by younger people in the town. By bringing together local ogranisations working with young people, HYC can ensure that they are providing them with the right services and, ultimately, give them the credit they deserve.
Some of the proposals, issues and key projects that we have recently supported are highlighted below.
Project Case Study : New Outdoor Gym!
Getting healthier has been made easier, with the opening of the town’s first ever outdoor gym at Hailsham Recreation Ground in Western Road!
Once the project was agreed by the Town Council, the Youth Council organised a small working party to look at the design of the proposed facility, carry out a community survey on the benefits of installing an outdoor gym, and seek funding opportunities available.
The state-of-the-art equipment, which is
suitable for anyone over 12 years and for all abilities, includes an air skier, cross country skier, double rower, seated leg-press and a push-up station.
Join Us and Get Involved!
Becoming a Youth Councillor can be a highly rewarding experience. Not only are you able to make a difference to the lives of other young people in Hailsham and surrounding rural villages, but you can learn new skills, gain more confidence, and be involved in lots of exciting projects in aid of young people in the community.
It also gives you a useful insight into how local decisions that affect all of us are made.
Anyone aged 11 to 16 years (16 to 21 years for those with special needs), living, working or at school in Hailsham and surrounding rural areas.
Youth councillors will take part in youth council meetings (and sub-groups where necessary), talking to young people in your school, college or area about issues that matter to them, getting involved in campaigns or projects and meeting with town, district and county councillors and organisation managers. Your role as Youth Councillor may also involve being an officer of the youth council!