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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 …

Chair’s Chronicles – October 2019

The current ChairThe Youth Councillor who runs the meeting, heads up the organisation and has the casting vote. Or something to sit on but probably the first one on our site :-)… More of Oldham Youth Council is Tia Henderson. Tia’s role is to lead the Youth Council either in our meetings, during campaigns or …

Mental Health – Support and Services

Over the last few years, Mental Health has been one of the most important issues to young people in Oldham in the Make Your MarkA Nationwide campaign, run by UK Youth parliament, that gathers information on what is important to the youth of the United Kingdom. ballot. This is why Mental Health is one of …

Youth Mayor Memoirs – Sept 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 September. My highlights for September have …

Our Oldham Project Exhibition

Over the summer holiday, members of the Youth Voice Family have been working collaboratively on a project called Our Oldham, based on the 5 Ways to Well-being, which are : Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn and Give, with the final aim to raise money for the Charitable Fund Real Change. The Youth Voice Family …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 21/08/19

WELCOME Apologies – Isabelle A., Ellie W. OFFICER ELECTIONS Officer Elections have come around again, with all officer posts being carried over. The Officer roles that were elected in were Communications Officer (unanimously elected – Liam H.) and Campaigns Officers (unanimously elected – Hfsa F. and Charlotte C.) These officer roles were unanimously elected in …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 07/08/19

WELCOME Apologies – Tia H., Isabelle A. The meeting was opened by the chairThe Youth Councillor who runs the meeting, heads up the organisation and has the casting vote. Or something to sit on but probably the first one on our site :-)… More with good news from Youth Councillors. STAYING APOLITICALThis means that the …

Youth Council Knife Crime Report

The 10th of July saw Oldham Youth Council submitting a motion, to Oldham Council’s Full Council meeting, regarding Knife Crime. This comes from Oldham Youth Council having taken up Knife Crime as one of its main priorities for the 2018/20 Term of Office, due to ‘Put an end to knife crime’ being the top issue …