On Monday 16 March SPARK introduced its free support network for young people’s organisations in East Sussex to Rob Wilson, the Minister for Civil Society, who was visiting Eastbourne. Members of the East Sussex Youth Cabinet also impressed the minister with their involvement in creating the 3i-D card – a bus, ID and discount card for 11–19-year-olds.
Are you running activities in Eastbourne for young people aged 11 to 19?
29 October 2013 11:00 - 16:00
The Winter Gardens, Devonshire Park
The Eastbourne Youth Fair will take place on Tuesday 29 October from 11am-4pm at The Winter Gardens, Devonshire Park. The event will showcase many of the fantastic activities open to young people in the town and there will be numerous displays, performances and competitions including:
- Performances from groups
- Interactive stalls with displays & activities for young people to try: Tell us what you think, Find out more about, Get Creative, Cycling Village, Sports Hub, Demos & 'Come & Try'
- Information about different activities and services for young people in the town
- Free cycle marking led by Sussex Police – Police and cadets will be on hand to mark and register bikes and offer advice as to how to secure them. Marking will be free of charge and will require an email address and proof of identity to complete the registration. All under 16s will need to have an adult with them.
- The Youth Bank's Dragon's Den – EASTBOURNE YOUTHBANK – up to £500 for 11-19 year-olds to improve the things to do and places to go in their area. All they have to do is pitch their idea to members of the Eastbourne Youth Forum in their own version of Dragons Den! Click here for more information or contact Tracey Johnson 01424 726086 (Direct) or 0777 540 6718. Click here for a simple application form and apply by 22 October.
If you have any queries about the Eastbourne Youth Fair please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Forum member Thomas Evans says: "As a young person it's great to see how much there is to get involved in. The Youth Fair is a really friendly event; everyone gets involved and it's a great opportunity for young people to show off what they can do. Go to the Fair as you'll see there is lots of fun stuff to do and it's really cool to see the performances."
Fellow member Nick Steer says: "I like to get to see what is available for youths, to get involved and see what other young people are involved in. I love that people are interested in what we can do and offer and this Fair gives us the chance to do this."
Cllr Margaret Bannister, portfolio holder for communities at Eastbourne Borough Council, says: "The Eastbourne Youth Fair gives local groups the opportunity to get involved and promote what their club and young people do. It's a great event that shows the wealth of local opportunities on offer for young people. Thanks to the success and popularity of last year's fair we are thrilled to offer the event again this year."