Hastings Youth Council
All public meetings of the council have been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
In line with Government guidance we will not be holding public council meetings until further notice. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents, Councillors and officers.
Non-essential decisions will have to wait and we will continue to keep residents updated where and when urgent decisions need to be made.
On 18 March full Council agreed urgent new rules to allow the Managing Director to make emergency* and urgent** decisions when Councillors cannot meet.
Under this rule, The Managing Director must check with at least 4 members of the cabinet, one of whom must be an opposition councillor and one to be the Leader or Deputy Leader of the Council before making decisions.
*Emergencies include events covered by our Emergency Plan as well as unprecedented episodes, such as pandemics.
**Urgency means decisions essential to the Council’s operation during an emergency.
Purpose of committee
The Hastings Youth Council provides a voice for young people in Hastings. The Youth Council campaigns on issues on behalf of young people such as improving the quality of PSHE in schools and increasing awareness of mental health.
The Youth Council is made up of 25 individuals with a management committee of 8 members who meet every Thursday to discuss issues that are important to young people in Hastings. The management committee also use this time to plan events and campaigns related to these issues such as our mental health awareness initiative.
Documents for the Hastings Youth Council meetings are available to view at
Support officer: Alan Foster on 01424 451760. or email: email@example.com