Hastings Youth Council – aiming to make a difference for young people

Hastings Youth Council has published this great video where some of the town’s leading politicians answer questions that matter to young people in the community.

But what is Hastings Youth Council and had you ever heard of it?

The Youth Council has its own page on the Hastings Borough Council website


It’s an organisation that’s working to make a difference for young people in Hastings. Every member of the Youth Council plays an important role in empowering the young people of Hastings.


Anyone from 13 to 25 years old can become a youth councillor, you don’t need to have any experience or qualifications but it is important that you have opinions and are prepared to express them.

The Youth Council is supported by Hastings Borough Council which provides support workers, office space and an annual budget.

The Youth Council hold a bi-monthly open meeting to discuss any issues, give a progress update of work and plan for the next two months work.

Recently the Youth Council have campaigned on:

  • Raise Mental Health awareness and Better services in Hastings
  • Better sex education for LGBT in schools
  • Cheaper transport for Young people in Hastings and St Leonards
  • Continue to help develop and monitor Youth strategies

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