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Category: Priorities and Campaigns

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 …

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 …

A Standard Day: Mental Health Training

A Standard Day: Mental Health Training was a collaborative project between Oldham Youth Council and Oldham Theatre Workshop.  The training, that took place between 26th November 2018 and 7th December 2018, offered 12 interactive workshops delivered to professionals and adults working with or caring for children and young people.  The 2 hour workshops included a …

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 poung people’s mental health.  Working with the amazing Emma Cammack (http://www.emmacammack.net/) a project was set up using body painting techniques to …

Our Article

As a response to Claire Fox’s views on votes at 16, published in the The MJ Magazine, our 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 produced an amazing article.  It answers …

A week ago we learnt a new word…

filibuster verb [ I or T ] /ˈfɪl.ɪ.bʌs.tər/ to make a long speech in order to delay or prevent a new law being made Available from: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/filibuster We also lost a little bit of faith in democracy. As a youth council we supported our local MPMember of Parliament – A member of parliament is an elected …

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 billA bill that is won by Members of Parliament, which allows them to write a bill that has the possibility to pass through Parliament and …

Motion to Full Council – Marouf Ahmed

I first did a motion to fill council a few months after joining the Youth Council. The motion to be proposed was votes at 16, something I was very passionate about and still am to this day. I had done a lot of work for the campaign and even helped to write the motion and …

NPS Survey

We are currently trying to gather information about the New Psychoactive Substance, ‘Spice’.  If you have time please complete this short survey so that we have a snapshot of it’s use in Oldham. SURVEY   Thank you

Ally Conference

Tuesday 21st February 2017
Oldham Youth Council and Oldham Theatre Workshop invited schools from all over Oldham to come together and develop ideas to stop discrimination.