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OYC Meeting Minutes 08/11/17

OYC Meeting Minutes 08/11/17


Apologies:- Nathan R., Branden G., Katie R., Eden W., Khadija A.,

Amber started off the meeting with the ‘Guess the Councillor’ Game.


Nicola from TOG Mind to talk to us about how TOG Mind could work closer with the OYC to gage what support young people needed, but first gave an overview on what the work TOG Mind (Based in Medtia Place) does. Nicola brought up how some members of the TOG Mind team came to the team to help them on a board. Alex, Melissa, Jess, Shariq and Nathan had put their names down for this board. After explaining pilot schemes, it was asked for Nicola to return to a meeting and give feedback about TOGM pilots.


Amber gave the draft Participation Charter to the Youth Council that was drafted up by Jodie Barber for the organisation in Oldham that want to work with young people. After small discussions, the youth council gave their thoughts and opinions on the first draft back to Amber. After nitpicking at the draft, the Youth Council had created notes for another draft. It was also taken upon decision to vote on the order in which the key terms should go, in order of priority. Through unanimous vote, it was decided that the Youth Council wanted the strategy laid out in this order; Respect, Accessible+Inclusive, Meaningful, Feedback, Relevant, Supportive, Non Judgemental, Engaging, Recognition (Valued does not seem right), interactive and timely.


Amber gathered the youth council to have a big debate on votes at 16. Splitting the youth council into for and against, it aimed to teach how to fight for a side you may disagree with and show how young people can have a reasonable, calm debate, as if it was in the House of Commons. After a calm and informative debate, the youth council ended the debate and, in their teams, decided on how to get V@16 back on the agenda in the House of Commons. Samah and Jess is writing the thank you letter to MPs, Jade is writing to the PM, Nayema is drafting an open letter.


Liam gave a brief update on the website, on current and future changes. A reminder was also given out on apologies, as not many apologies come in when youth councillors can not make the meeting.


A reminder for events already scheduled have been given out. New events include Youthforia (Details are now in the Events Section of the website) and The Painted (Oldham Theatre Workshop winter show).


Chris gave information to OYC that Craig (OTW) about an artist who can paint humans into the wall. The people who put their name down for this activity are; Amber, Nathan R, Jess C, Rohsni, Alex R, Andrew, Samah.


Chris asked for people who wanted to carry onto the next term of office (Term 17/19)



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