About OYC

What is Oldham Youth Council?

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.

What do we do?

We are involved in loads of amazing and fun activities that enable us to make a positive difference for young people in Oldham.  We work with loads of different services and organisations to make sure that young people are able to shape and influence decisions that are made that affect our lives.

We aim to…

Promote and encourage activities, events and opportunities for young people from across Oldham and encourage communication between young people and local and National Government and inform Oldham Council of young people’s views so that they can make decisions about young people more effectively.

Raise the profile of young people in a positive way.

Represent Oldham young people within national and regional initiatives, such as the British Youth Council and the United Kingdom Youth Parliament.

Work on various projects and campaigns that address a range of issues that effect the lives of young people.

To ensure we are aware of the needs of individuals or groups of young people who may experience disadvantage or are unable to speak for themselves.


Here is our constitution: OYC Constitution


Please follow us @OldhamYC or like our page  www.facebook.com/OldhamYouthCouncil

To find out more about the Youth Council and what it does please use the contact form here



5 thoughts on “About OYC

  1. Dear OldhamYC,

    I am a Governance Officer at Barnet Council and I’d be interested in talking to yourselves about the Youth Council and the success you have had with it. We have a Youth Assembly here at Barnet which is just in its infancy and I am working on a project to formalise the recruitment process so any guidance/best practice would be much appreciated. Please let me know if I could arrange to give yourselves a call at some point in the next couple of weeks.

    Many thanks,


    1. Hi

      Thank you for your comment. Oldham Youth Councillors are aged between 11 and 21 so no he does not need to wait. We are holding Youth Council Elections in January next year and he can be candidate in those elections. We have sent you an email with a little more information.

    1. Hi Samira, Youth Councillors are elected every 2 years, unfortunately though, you have just missed our elections in February. You can still get involved by attending the Youth Council Champions at the Civic Centre on a Thursday evening 6-8pm. For more information please email [email protected]

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