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OYC Meeting Minutes – 04/03/20

WELCOME Apologies : COVID-19 With the current situation around the world, Chris told Youth Councillors how to take care of themselves during these times. Building on information released by Public Health England, Chris also explained how the Youth Service would act if a member of the Youth Council has suspected symptoms whilst being in within …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 19/02/20

WELCOME Apologies : Charlotte C., Heather P., Melissa D., Afsana K. This meeting opened with Wellbeing Officer Isaac playing some warmup games. DMYP/GMYCA ELECTIONS It is the time of the year for the DMYPDeputy Member of Youth Parliament – The Deputy Member of Youth Parliament is the first year of a two year role, which …

Oldham Youth Council Election Results

Below are the results from our 2020 elections Failsworth and Hollinwood Aaliyah Ahmed – Oasis Academy Oldham Vitya jade Devonport – Oasis Academy Oldham Rahmat Folami – Oasis Academy Oldham Sophie Jones – Oldham College Haider-Ali Mahmood – Oasis Academy Oldham Humaira Mahmood – Oasis Academy Oldham Arren Mitchell-Kew – Co-operative Academy Failsworth Oldham East …

OYC MEETING MINUTES – 05/02/20

WELCOME Apologies : SELFIE VIDEO With the beginning of the Over To Youth summit just around the corner, there is a big push for social media outreach about the Climate Change Demonstration happening on the 8th February 2020. Andy Rudkin from Linc Communications, who has been working with OYCOldham Youth Council for the summit, has …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 22/01/20

WELCOME No apologies have been recorded so far. In this meeting, we had guests from Birmingham Youth Council, and outside reviewers as apart of the Oldham Council Peer Review. ENERGISER To start off the meeting, and to bring in our friends Birmingham Youth Council, we played a game of Kahoot on the topic of 2019. …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 08/01/20

WELCOME Apologies – Isaac, Isabelle, Leah, Afsana PEER REVIEW Oldham Council are having a peer review on their services, and Oldham Youth Council were preparing for their session, so they could showcase the amazing work that has previously occurred, and the staff members OYCOldham Youth Council has previously worked with. Whilst we had to scratch …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 11/12/19

WELCOME Apologies : Charlotte, Isabelle MEETING WITH GERARD AND ELAINE GERARD JONES – MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CHILDRENS AND YOUNG PEOPLES SERVICES ELAINE DEVANEY – DIRECTOR OF CHILDRENS SOCIAL SERVICES Within our last meeting of the year, we had the two newest members of Oldham Council’s managing team join us to learn about our work. Gerard …

Youth Mayor Memoirs – Oct 2019

The current Youth Mayor of Oldham is Samah Khalil. Samah attends events with Cllr Alexander, the Worshipful the Mayor of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, meeting residents and seeing the amazing work that goes on in our communities. Below is brief summary of what she has been up to in October. October has been another jam …

Overview and Scrutiny

Last Saturday, the assistant director for Youth, Justice and Communities, Neil Consterdine , community safety manager Lorraine Kenny and I delivered a presentation to the Overview and Scrutiny Board at Oldham Council about Youth Violence and the Oldham Youth Offer.‬ I talked about the background. Out of the 13,426 young people who voted in #MakeYourMark …

APPG on Youth Affairs – Tia Henderson

On Tuesday the 15th of October Me, Samah and Hamra went down to The House of Commons in London to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Affairs – to speak about the priorities for young people.We set off from Oldham to Manchester, at about 1 on clock and got on the train down …