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Hastings Youth Council meets regularly to discuss youth-focused issues and work on youth-related projects. It advises Hastings District Council on issues that affect our young people; providing a voice for them at the decision-making table.

The Youth Council's role is to:

  • provide a youth perspective on issues
  • make sure the views of young people are canvassed and passed on to Council
  • give advice on planning and infrastructure, particularly relating to any direct impact on young people
  • promote and encourage youth involvement in planning and developing Council services
  • provide input on policy and strategic development

Youth Councillors are expected to attend fortnightly or monthly or meetings, help organise the Youth Potential awards, take part and attend events that have been confirmed by the Youth Council, and attend an overnight retreat. 

This membership should be representative of:

  • gender
  • mixed abilities
  • geographical location
  • educational level
  • employment/unemployment
  • diverse cultural backgrounds

Applications for the Hastings District Youth Council open on the 31 January 2020. To apply, fill in the application form below and upload a short video before 15 February 2020.

Follow this link if the form fails to load. online form.

Application video

To complete your application for Hastings Youth Councillor, we require you to record a short video introducing yourself and telling us:

  • What skills you can bring to the youth council?
  • What groups can you represent?
  • What are your greatest achievements?
  • And any other interesting facts?

Upload the video to the button below, or drop it into the Hastings District Council office (207 Lyndon Rd East) on a clearly named USB.


Contact us

If you want to contact the Hastings Youth Council phone 871 5000 or email


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