Bexhill Youth Council on the agenda

Young people who want to have a greater say in their community are being invited to discuss a new youth council for Bexhill.

Rother District Council is keen to reinstate the forum after a period of inactivity. The authority wants to get more young people interested and involved in the work of the council and the decisions it makes.

A special starter session is being held on Thursday, March 12 to give people aged between 13 and 19 the opportunity to find out more and get involved.

Cllr Christine Bayliss, the district council’s portfolio holder for Bexhill Affairs, said: “Decisions we make in the council chamber affect every member of our communities, regardless of age, and we think it is really important that all our residents feel like they have a say.

“Unable to vote, young people may feel disconnected from the council and its decisions, and we want to address this by empowering them through the creation of a youth council.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in their community to come along to the event and talk to us about how they would like to see a youth council working.”

District councillors would be keen for a youth council to get involved in discussions and have an input into some of the decision they make which would affect the younger generations, such as the council’s environment strategy to addresses climate change.

Anyone interested in finding out more and getting involved in the discussion is invited to attend the Bexhill Youth Council starter session, which will be held at Bexhill Town Hall  on Thursday, March 12, from 5pm to 7pm.

Published: 26th February 2020

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