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OYC News

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 …

Mental Health and I

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, our very own Comms Officer, Liam Harris, has published an article about Mental Health on medium.com. Below is a short excerpt. Mental Health. It is something we all have, no matter who we are. To some, it may be a blooming rose, gleaming at the sight of an …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 15/05/19

WELCOME Apologies :- Katie R., Megan B., Isabelle A. VOTES AT 16 CONSULTATION Andy Mycock from the University of Huddersfield has come into the meeting to consult with OYCOldham Youth Council on Votes at 16. It has been decided that lowering the voting age to sixteen is inevitable, however the time at which it is …

16-18 Bus Survey

Later this year the Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, plans to introduce free bus travel for young people in the Greater Manchester area.  Please help us to understand how this might affect you by completing this short survey.  Click on the link below, complete the survey, and you can be entered into a prize draw …