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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

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 …

OYC Meeting Minutes 08/11/17

WELCOME Apologies:- Nathan R., Branden G., Katie R., Eden W., Khadija A., Amber started off the meeting with the ‘Guess the Councillor’ Game. TAMESIDE, OLDHAM AND GLOSSOP (TOG) MIND Nicola from TOG Mind to talk to us about how TOG Mind could work closer with the OYCOldham Youth Council More to gage what support young …

Meet The Youth Councillors – Khadija Akhtar-Ali

Hello. My name is Khadija Akhtar-Ali and I am the Leader of Anti-Discrimination and the Multimedia Officer for the Oldham Youth Council. I joined Oldham Youth Council (OYCOldham Youth Council More) because I was recommended by a teacher at my school. I was always a person who wasn’t afraid to speak their mind, if necessary, …

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 …

OYC Meeting Minutes 25/10/17

WELCOME Apologies :- Afsana K., Joe H., Nazmul I., Alex R., Roshni P. Amber started off the meeting with the ‘Guess the Councillor’ ice breaker. KOOTH.COM Claire came into the Youth Council to talk about the Oldham Youth Council commissioned Kooth.com , talking about extending the current contract for a further twelve months, leading the …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 11/10/17

WELCOME Apologies: Katie W., Alex R., Joe H., Jess C., Jasmine R., Nazmul I. Amber started off the meeting with the ‘Guess the Councillor’ game. LSCB – PRIORITIES STEERING GROUP Chris talked to the Youth Council about Members if the Youth Council having meeting with the LSCB, forming a task force. MYM RESULTS – WHAT …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 27/09/17

WELCOME Apologies – Amber P., Jessica W., Brandon G., Alex R., Jade C., Jess C., Jake S., Afsana K., Melissa D. Samah opened the meeting with the ‘Guess the Councillor’ Ice Breaker. COUNTER TERRORISM Jo Horton, Community Coordinator, from Oldham Council came into the Youth Council to talk about the Counter Extremism strategy, explaining Extremism, …

Youthforia

Every 6 weeks, a motivated and dedicated group of young people from the 23 regions of the North West, aged 11-18, meet at an event named YouthforiaAn organisation in which youth councillors from the North West meet up and work on campaigns and training. More. The group consists of MYPs (for Oldham this is Nayema …

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 …