Arun Youth Council

As a young person growing up in Arun you have the right to say what happens in the area and to let people know when you think things could be improved.

You have the opportunity to make a difference to young people in our district with many ways to get involved.

The aim of 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

Arun Youth Council is one of the most active youth councils in the South East, bringing together many young people to create ideas about how we can make our area better. We are a body of students from high schools, sixth forms and colleges within the district including Angmering, The Littlehampton Academy, St. Philip Howard, Felpham Community College and The Regis School.

What we do

Each year we host the Arun Youth Conference, inviting 60 to 80 students from local schools to attend an event and discuss local issues affecting young people in the area. We also celebrate young people's achievements in the community through the Arun Youth Community Awards and host junior citizenship debates, and give young people the opportunity to find out more about the work of different council departments and talk to staff about their jobs.

How we are supported

Members of the parks and communications teams provide support to Arun Youth Council. Members also have an opportunity to work with the Chairman of Arun District Council and discuss ideas with elected members.