2021-2022 Young Mayor
Following elections at Seaford Head School in May it was announced that Joe Lacey had been elected as the new Seaford Young Mayor for 2021-2022. Unusually this year elections were also held for a new Deputy also and are pleased to announce that Erin Franklin was elected to the Deputy role. She will become the new Young Mayor 2022-2023.
Joe has plans for being a voice for young people in the Town and is a member of the Youth Forum. Joe has a passion for sport and is making plans to fundraise and raise the profile of his chosen charity – ‘Defiant Sports‘. Their mission is ‘connecting through sport’. They believe getting and keeping people active is paramount to improving wellbeing.
Updates will be posted on the Young Mayor’s Facebook Page
If you wish to book the Young Mayor for an official engagement, please contact email@example.com
Role of Young Mayor
The Town Council has a downloadable Young Mayor’s Handbook to help explain what the role of Young Mayor entails.
The Young Mayor is a position held for one Municipal year (May to May) with the aim of representing the views of young people in Seaford, to Seaford Town Council.
The Young Mayor is supported by a Deputy Young Mayor, who is elected annually prior to the Annual Meeting of the Council in May, during which the previous Deputy is sworn in as Young Mayor for the forthcoming year.
The Young Mayor, and Deputy, are invited to take part in the Civic events and occasions, some alongside the Mayor of Seaford and others representing the Mayor. The Young Mayor is also invited to give talks or speeches where possible, to help build a relationship with the people of Seaford and increase their profile.
Seaford has its own Youth Task Group and Youth Forum which is based at the Youth Centre on Mercread Road. Both hold meetings throughout the year. The Council has a Councillor that attends the meetings as a representative but the Young Mayor ought to also attend these meetings where possible to enable them to truly represent the youth of Seaford.
There are also Management Committee meetings for The Base youth facility situated on the Salts Recreation Ground which it would be beneficial for the Young Mayor to attend.
The Deputy is also encouraged to attend these meetings to support the Young Mayor and prepare themselves for the following year when they take on the role of Young Mayor.
Past Young Mayors
In 2009 Seaford became the first town in the South East of the country to elect a Young Mayor. The scheme was set up by the Council in partnership with Seaford Head Community College, with past Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Carolyn Lambert, working closely with the school and youth of the town to get the scheme up and running.
2020/22 Chanel Pritchard
2019/20 James Jenkins
2018/19 Dominic Avey
2017/18 Thomas Exley
2016/17 Jessica Batchelor
2015/16 Gabrielle Edwards
2014/15 Millie Hemsley
2013/14 Georgia Colyer
2012/13 Amy Gough
2011/12 Maddie Jay
2010/11 Ellie Homan
2009/10 Oscar Hardy