Arun Youth Council
The Arun Youth Council represents young people in the Arun district which includes Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and the surrounding villages. The aim of the Arun Youth Council is to:
- increase awareness and understanding of local decision-making
- give our views to the people who make the decisions
Who makes up the Arun Youth Council?
The Arun Youth Council is one of the most active Youth Councils in the South East, every year bringing together many young people to create ideas about how we can make Arun better for its 8,000 or more young people. We are a body of students from high schools, sixth forms and colleges within the Arun District including Angmering, The Littlehampton Academy, St. Philip Howard, Felpham Community College and The Regis School. We meet three times a year to discuss a range of topics that affect young people in our district.
What we do?
Each year, the Youth Council host an annual Arun Youth Conference. It invites 60 to 80 students from local schools to attend an event and discuss local issues affecting young people in Arun. In recent years this has been held at the University of Chichester's Bognor Regis campus, who are supportive of the AYC's aims and objectives. The Arun Youth Community Awards, run in conjunction with and Arun District Council and Inspire Leisure, have run for a number of years and celebrate young people's achievements in the wider community. Junior Citizenship Debates are also held annually in the Arun District Council's Council Chamber with children also having the opportunity to find out more about the work of different council departments and talk to staff about their jobs.
How we are supported?
Two members of Arun District Council's parks team together with the communications team provide support to the Arun Youth Council. It has also an opportunity to work with the Chairman of the Council and discuss ideas with elected members.
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