Young people took over decisions at County Hall for day

Young people found out what it’s like to make decisions and take control as they moved in to East Sussex County Council as part of national Takeover Day.

At the event in County Hall, Lewes, 75 young people from the Wealden district took part in an exercise to decide how to allocate £10,000 worth of funding for youth projects in the district. During the day young people took part in discussions on various projects bidding for cash and heard presentations from eight youth groups who pitched ideas for sums from £500 up to £2,000 to help them get their projects off the ground. They then had the difficult task of deciding how best to allocate the £10,000 already allocated for the area by County Council and the Wealden Youth Partnership. Cllr Colin Belsey said, “Takeover Day is a great national event, designed at getting young involved in making decisions that make a difference.”