Author: calewis74

Adopt a Monkey

Oldham Youth Council once had a campaign called purple monkey washing machine (check out the I love Me page for more info).  Back then we drafted in our friends, the purple sock monkeys, to helpContinue reading

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Week Commencing 14th May, Menatl Health Awareness Week, saw us release our series of camouflage body paint images.  These images were part of a project in collaboration with Oldham Theatre Workshop and centred around poungContinue reading

Our Article

As a response to Claire Fox’s views on votes at 16, published in the The MJ Magazine, our Chair produced an amazing article.  It answers the questions about why young people haven’t taken to theContinue reading

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Kerrching Award Grants

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the Kerrching – Youth Opportunity Fund awards are back for 2018.  The application form is now live and can be downloaded by clicking this buttonContinue reading

Make Your Mark 2017

Every year the United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP) holds a UK-wide ballot called ‘Make Your Mark’, where all young people, 11 – 18, can vote on what they feel is important in their lives andContinue reading

Call for candidates

Are you aged 11-21? Do you live, work or go to school/college in Oldham? Here’s 5 reasons why you should stand in our elections

Private Members Bill No.9

Votes as 16 has been a strong subject expressed by the Youth in Oldham, and in England. Allowing 16 and 17 year olds to vote in general elections, private members bill no.9 aims to lowerContinue reading

OYC Meeting Minutes – 02/08/17

WELCOME Apologies from Saadiqah B., Khadija A., Brandon G., Jess C., Sarah N., Samah K. Amber started of the meeting with ‘Guess the Councillor’ activity.   VOTES AT 16 UPDATE Attendees of the second meetingContinue reading

Youth Mayor Making 2017

On 28th June 2017 T.Jay Turner officially handed over the Youth Mayor reigns to Mohammed Marouf Ahmed.  T’Jay has done and amazing job over the last 12 months and will be remembered fondly by children,Continue reading