Young people in Brighton & Hove are invited to give their views on climate change direct to councillors and other decision makers in the city at a meeting on Wednesday 13 October.
The meeting will run from 6pm to 7.45pm at St Richard’s Community Centre in Egmont Road, Hove BN3 7FP. It will be hosted by young people from the Hangleton & Knoll Project.
The event has been jointly organised by Brighton & Hove City Council’s youth participation team and the city’s key youth-led policy group YouthWise – Brighton & Hove’s Decision Makers.
If you would like to attend, please contact the Hangleton & Knoll Project at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07702 392339.
YouthWise was sent up to enable young people in the city to have a voice. It brings together 11 key youth groups across the city. They organise events on a quarterly basis and take it in turns to host them.
Among the councillors attending will be the chair of the council’s children, young people and skills committee, Councillor Hannah Clare. She said:
“We know that our young people want to have more influence in local decision making, and we want to help make this happen.
“Young people continually raise the climate crisis as an issue they want not only to discuss, but also see action on.
Taking real steps
“As a council, we are taking real steps to tackle our climate and biodiversity emergency. As part of this we will continue to provide different opportunities and spaces for young people to do so, such as our Youth Climate Assembly.
“I’m thrilled we’ll have a chance to continue this conversation with YouthWise.
“The meeting on 13 October is open to all young people in the city. If you’ve got something you’d like to share – or want to find out more about some of the actions we are taking – please do come along.”
See here for further information about youth services in the city.
The youth groups that make up YouthWise are:
- Brighton & Hove Youth Council
- Brighton Youth Centre
- Hangleton and Knoll Project
- Tarner Community Project
- Audio Active
- Trust for Developing Communities
- Children in Care Council
- Youth Advice Centre
- Impact Initiatives
- Right Here