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Get involved! That’s the message Hailsham Youth Council is giving out to young people as part of its latest drive to recruit new members.

Young people aged 11 to 16 years (16 to 21 years for those with special needs) who live or go to school in Hailsham are being asked to consider joining Hailsham Youth Council.

Launched in September 2009, Hailsham Youth Council (HYC) works in partnership with local authorities, schools, voluntary organisations, youth clubs and other community-focused organisations. It aims to represent young people in Hailsham and surrounding villages, ensure that they have their say on what goes on in the town and give them the opportunity to influence key decisions.

Recently elected Youth Mayor Musta Rahma said, “Hailsham Youth Council is currently recruiting additional members to serve on the Council.

“Members are able to connect and collaborate with other young people to help address the issues that affect the youth of Hailsham.”

“Being a member also offers a great opportunity to make new friends, learn more about how local government works and have their voice heard in the community.”

Hailsham Youth Council meets fortnightly on Friday afternoons at the Town Council Offices in Market Street on an informal basis. Members may occasionally be asked to attend formal Town Council meetings to discuss some issues or provide updates on project activities.

Anyone interested in becoming a member should contact Andy Joyes (Youth Project Coordinator) on 01323 841702 or send an email to andy.joyes@hailshamtc.gov.uk