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Youth Provision in Leigh-on-Sea

Good for Leigh Youth Club

We are very excited to announce that we are launching a Youth Club in cooperation with Southend YMCA for children in Leigh aged between 8 and 12 years.

The club is free to join and will run on Thursday's from 5.30pm - 7.30pm at Leigh Community Centre. 

Spaces are limited and do need to be booked in advance, so please register your details at bookwhen.com/southendymca
All children joining will get a free water bottle and they will get to choose what sort of activities they do, whether it be games, video projects, performances or ping pong!

Leigh-on-Sea Youth Forum 

For 11-18 year olds

Do you live in Leigh-on-sea and the immediate surrounding areas?

Do you want your voice heard about local issues and have the power to affect change?

Do you want to help organise fun events for the community?

Then come along and be part of the LEIGH-ON-SEA TOWN COUNCIL YOUTH FORUM.

To find out more about this please forward your name and contact details to:

Councillor Anita Forde

Email: cllrforde@leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk

Mobile: 07786 023941

Next Youth Forum: Thursday 6th June 5pm - 6pm

What can this Youth Forum do?

1. Give young people a voice and a say in their local area:

  • Listen to what young people want and take action by speaking with the relevant services to make it happen
  • Consult with young people about local transport services and lobby for improvements as necessary
  • To involve young people in local consultations such as possible change to facilities in the open spaces of Leigh-on-sea
  • To create links with the adult councillors of Leigh Town Council so we work together to get things done

2. To make a difference in our community:

  • Improve young peoples employment opportunities by promoting volunteering
  • Encourage young people to get more involved in activities in the community
  • To create local volunteering opportunities for young people, particularly working with and befriending, elderly and disabled people
  • To set up and run campaigns for better services including improved transport, youth provision etc

3. Challenge negative stereotypes of young people and raise the positive profile of young people:

  • Promote positive activities and organise an annual Youth Event i.e. Market
  • To work alongside other young peoples groups and share experiences
  • Support initiatives to make Leigh Town a safe area for young people


Youth Market 2018

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council hosted the first Youth Market in the area on 14 July 2018.

The event showcased the very best local entrepreneurial talents on offer, selling a variety of items including furniture, home decor, stationery, confectionery, healthy foods, face painting, marketing and illustration services, photography, beauticians, musicians and more.

We hope this event continues to grow and are always looking for young talents who would be interested in hosting a stall or performing. To encourage participation we do not charge pitch fees!

This event is open to all ages to enjoy but all stall holders and performers are aged between 16-25 and the taster activities are free to take part, with no need to book in advance.

Register your interest by emailing council@leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk

We are also interested in hearing from other business supporting young entrepreneurs.


Posters designed by Amy Ellen Illustrator www.amyellenillustrator.co.uk