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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 OYC has previously worked with. Whilst we had to scratch our brains …

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 …

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 …

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 Mark ballot. This is why Mental Health is one of the priorities of the Youth council and Youth Mayor right now. We made a list of some services available to young …

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 chair with good news from Youth Councillors. STAYING APOLITICAL IN MEETINGS As an organisation, the Oldham Youth Council is apolitical, meaning it does not affiliate itself with any political party. However, being apolitical can differ from how it is perceived in as …

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 …

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 OYC on Votes at 16. It has been decided that lowering the voting age to sixteen is inevitable, however the time at which it is lowered is …