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Greens urge young people to have their say in upcoming Kingsway to the Sea project for Power of Youth Day

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Chair of Brighton and Hove’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee Hannah Clare urges young people to have their say, as the UK celebrates ‘Power of Youth Day’ on Monday.

Greens have today called on young people throughout Hove and Portslade to give their views on plans to introduce and improve spaces on the seafront in West Hove.

‘Kingsway to the sea’ is a project led by Brighton & Hove City Council which currently includes plans for a skatepark, pump track and a roller skate area, along with other sports facilities and green open spaces.

For Power of Youth Day, which will this year be held on Monday 6th June, Greens have urged young people to complete the consultation. A survey to collect the views of residents is currently open until Friday 10 June.

Brighton & Hove City Council was the first council to sign up to the ‘Power of Youth’ Charter, which aims to give young people more of a say in decisions that affect them. It followed a motion put forward by green councillor Hannah Clare.

Councillor Hannah Clare, who chairs the city’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee said:

“For Power of Youth Day, and indeed any day of the year, I believe it is really important to hear directly from young people on the issues that matter to them. I’m really proud of the work we are doing in Brighton & Hove to ensure young people’s voices are heard. But young people are often underrepresented in council consultations.

“While we of course want to hear from people of all ages, it’s really important to me that young people are able to have their say on this really exciting project. As we celebrate the importance of young people’s voices for Power of Youth Day, now is an excellent time for them to get involved and complete a quick survey to give their views.

“I think the plans for Kingsway to the sea showcase an excellent opportunity for residents in Hove and Portslade, and I look forward to seeing the results of the current consultation.”

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