Why Become A Member Of HYC?

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.

  Who oversees HYC?

Youth workers from Hailsham Town Council, including the Youth Project Coordinator act in a supporting role to oversee the Youth Council.


What Does A Youth Councillor Do?


Youth councillors will take part in HYC meetings (and HYC 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 HYC!


Who can join HYC?


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.