Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham. OL2 1UT
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What is the OYC?

We are a group of democratically elected young people who represent the young people of Oldham. We have up to 70 members who are aged 11 – 21 and live, go to school or work in Oldham.

Our Constitution

What do we do?

We help Oldham’s young people have their say. We work with loads of different services and organisations to make sure that young people are able to shape and influence decisions that affect our lives.

Our News

We aim to…

–Promote opportunities for young     people from across Oldham
–Raise the profile of young people
–Represent Oldham young people     locally, regionally and nationally
–Campaigns on issues that effect     the lives of young people

Our Motions


Following the latest government advice about Coronavirus, all Oldham Youth Service face to face, indoor sessions (including Oldham Youth Council meetings) are cancelled till further notice. It’s with enormous sadness that we temporarily close our doors, but the safety of our youth councillors and staff is of utmost importance.

During this time our youth workers will be busy, working hard to run our meetings online,  while using our social media channels to run training and fun sessions to help you to pass the boredom and keep you active.  

Click the button below to find out more details about what we will be doing.


Priorities and Campaigns


Oldham Youth Voice


Minutes of Meetings


Meetings and Events


Latest News

Check out what we have been up to and the differences we have made in Oldham.

OYC Meeting Minutes – 04/03/20

WELCOME Apologies : COVID-19 With the current situation around the world, Chris told Youth Councillors[…]

OYC Meeting Minutes – 19/02/20

WELCOME Apologies : Charlotte C., Heather P., Melissa D., Afsana K. This meeting opened with[…]

Oldham Youth Council Election Results

Below are the results from our 2020 elections Failsworth and Hollinwood Aaliyah Ahmed – Oasis[…]

Our Team

Oldham Youth Council elect Youth Councillors to take on roles to help with the day to running.
These include leadership roles, officer roles and representative roles.

Find out more

Samah Khalil

Youth Mayor

I’m passionate about feminism, empowerment of young people and standing against racial and religious discrimination‪.

Tia Henderson


As a member of CICC as well, I want to represent as many young people across Oldham as I can. I want to ensure our voices are listened too!‬

Isabelle Anastasiou

Member of Youth Parliament (MYP)

I’ve lived in Oldham all my life, I am passionate about striving to improve the quality of opportunities that young people are presented with.

Hamra Hanif-Ali

Vice Chair

I was elected in April 2018, with an opportunityto be heard. I am passionate about climate change and equal pay for equal work.

Liam Harris

MYP & Comms Officer

I aim to help the youth of Oldham in propelling their voice and make them heard, all whilst having fun doing it!

Karl Houghton

Events Officer

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Heather Price

Deputy Member of Youth Parliament

I’m from Oldham East. I was elected onto OYC in March of 2018. I am very passionate about tackling climate change.

Hfsa Fahad

Campaigns Officer

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Sarah Nazir

Deputy Member of Youth Parliament

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Charlotte Clasby

Campaigns Officer

I was voted on to Youth Council in early 2018. I am passionate about equality and hope to help make Oldham a better place for young people’

Melissa Demsteader

Greater Manchester Rep

I was elected in 2016 and Oldham’s youth voice family is incomparable to anything I’ve experienced! My passion is for promoting equal opportunities.

Isaac Quinn

Wellbeing Officer

I have been on the Youth Council for 3 years now and something I feel strongly about is the mental health of young people.

Contact us

If you would like to join the youth council, just want to find out what we’re doing or how you can get involved please use the form below and we’ll get right back to you.