Help shape the future of town’s youth services

Young people are being invited to get involved and have their voices heard by joining the Eastbourne Youth Forum.

In a bid to encourage more teenagers to join the group, an open evening will be held on Monday June 24.

The forum aims to work with organisations to ensure the views of young people living in Eastbourne, aged 12 to 19, are represented in the decision making process, that any gaps in services for young people are addressed and the achievements of young people are celebrated.

Members of the Eastbourne Youth Forum also make decisions about which local groups and schemes share funding from the Eastbourne YouthBank.

Sylvia Tidy, Lead Member for Children and Families, said, “Young people know what they like or don’t like, joining Eastbourne Youth Forum is an excellent way to get your views across to those who make decisions on your behalf.

“Whether you join up and attend every meeting or sign up to the Facebook page, Eastbourne Youth Forum will help you get involved in what’s happening in your town.”

Forum meetings are held every two weeks and members are invited to attend these. Those who want to be involved but are not confident about attending these meetings can join the Facebook page and join in discussions and get notifications of events and consultations.

Those interested in joining can drop in to an open evening on Monday June 24 at Charlie’s (YMCA) at 56 Seaside, Eastbourne, between 6pm and 7.30pm when members of the youth forum will be on hand to discuss their experiences.

If you can’t make the open evening contact Jacy Kilvert on 411718 or email to arrange another time or go to the Facebook page at