Your new MYP - Adam Rennie!
My name is Adam Rennie, I’m 15 years old and I attend Hollingworth Academy. I am your new Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) for Rochdale Borough Constituency as I won the 2020 MYP elections with roughly 25% out of 9500 votes between six candidates, I am still in touch with most of them and we […]View Post
Youth Voice Summer Report July - September 2019
If you would like more information on what youth voice work has taken place across Rochdale Borough over the summer with the Youth Cabinet, Youth Parliament, Children's Council, Children's Champion Elections, Youth Opportunity Fund, Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority and much, much more, please read our report here...View Post
Meet Staff! Angie McCormack - Youth Voice
Who Am I? Hi! I'm Angie McCormack and I work for Rochdale Youth Service as part of Rochdale Borough Council and am on the Youth Voice team, working mostly with Rochdale Borough Children's Council and Youth Cabinet locally, regionally and nationally. Everything I do is led by young people, for young people - I am just […]View Post
Mental Health Awareness Week: let's tackle body image.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme this year is body image. Mental health is an issue that one in four of us will suffer at any one time, and sadly is still surrounded my many misconceptions and stigma. This week aims to tackle this by raising awareness of what mental health […]View Post
Our MYP on BBC Radio Manchester
You read right! Our very own Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) was interviewed on BBC Radio Manchester. Last week Anita Okunde, student at Kingsway Park High School and former Deputy Member of Youth Parliament, was interviewed by BBC in Rochdale Town Hall to discuss her plans, aims, and targets for the future. Go ahead and […]View Post
Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet's Week of Action
This week is the Week of Action, an event that was organised by Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet. It is a chance for young people to learn about mental health, and mental health issues through a session planned and delivered by young people. Before we get into that, however, I feel that it is important to […]View Post
White Ribbon Campaign Blog
The White Ribbon Campaign is traditionally tackling male violence against women and this is an issue the youth cabinet are passionate to help tackle. However, we also feel female violence against men, men against men, women against women, any gender against any gender in any kind of relationship, should be tackled just as much. Sadly, […]View Post
Votes At 16!-Our Video to all MPs
We made a video to encourage MPs to come to the House of Commons on November 3rd to discuss if 16-17-year-olds should have the right to vote.What do you think?For information visit here:https://www.byc.org.uk/campaigns/votes-at-16 Thanks to everyone who helped! Credits: Editing and photography: Mel Greenwood Featuring: Louis Tweedale Myiesha Amani Laila Kayani Farris Aslaam Elise Heap Dylan Langley Mel […]View Post
Cheaper Transport for 16-18 Year Olds!!!
After years of campaigning locally and regionally, a big step has finally been taken to provide young people with cheaper transport. Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet (RBYC) have been involved in the Greater Manchester youth Assembly (GMYA) and having their say in the GM Devolution over the past few years. One of the biggest issues raised […]View Post
Youth Voice Report Spring 2017!
Heard about Rochdale borough youth cabinet, the Member of Youth Parliament, Children's Council, Young Carers Forum or the Children in Care Council and wonder what exactly they get up to across Rochdale borough, the North West and the UK? Take a look at the report to see what they did over spring and what impact […]View Post
Mental Health Campaign
One of the most commonly raised issues by young people across the borough of Rochdale, the North West of England and the whole of the UK over the past few years is mental health awareness and the quality, accessibility and knowledge of services for young people. Due to it being raised more and more, one of our […]View Post
Affordable Transport ~ What we're working on
No one likes being sat around doing nothing, but sometimes its too far and too expensive to go to your friends. That's why over this next year, Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet are hoping to bring the price of transport down for young people. Not only will making transport affordable make it cheaper to get around, […]View Post
RBYC Meeting Minutes from 16th March 2017
Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet Minutes Date of Meeting: Thurs 16th March 2017 Time From To 18:00 20:00 Venue: Matthew Moss Youth Centre AGENDA ITEM Item ACTION 1 Welcome 1.1 All members welcomed by the new chair and MYP, Sarah Mahmood. AM mentioned few apologies sent. None 2 Updates 2.1 Louis […]View Post
Northern Powerhouse 2017
My name is Myiesha Amani I am a member of the youth cabinet and representative of Rochdale borough. Recently on the 25th February, I and a few other cabinet members were invited to attend the Northern Powerhouse at the university of Huddersfield. On arrival, we were introduced to refreshments and some delightful little snacks. We […]View Post
Newly Elected MYP & Deputy for Rochdale Borough with 11,000 Votes!
On Wednesday 15th February, the results of the democratic Member of UK Youth Parliament (MYP) Elections for the Rochdale Borough were anno0unced at Rochdale Town Hall. Tabitha Rusden, the former MYP and Amelia Betham, the former Deputy MYP, handed the medals over to the new Deputy, Louis Tweedale, and the new MYP, Sarah Mahmood, both from […]View Post
Hello, I am writing my final words as Member of UK Youth Parliament for the Rochdale borough. It is in my greatest pleasure to be writing on here, but also a sad and emotional time at this stage to be saying my goodbye to you all. I have enjoyed every moment of being member of youth […]View Post
Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet Meeting Minutes 12th Jan
Just the minutes from the last meeting with Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet. Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet Minutes Date of Meeting: Thurs 12th January 2017 Time From To 18:00 20:00 Venue: Council Chambers, Rochdale Town Hall AGENDA ITEM Item 1 Welcome 1.1 All members welcomed and AM mentioned few apologies sent. 2 Town Hall […]View Post
Youth Voice Update - Autumn 2016
Want to know more about what the Member of UK Youth Parliament for the borough of Rochdale, Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet, Children’s Council and Children in Care Council have been up to recently? Take a look at our termly report from October to December2016 to find out in more detail!RYS Youth Voice Termly Report Autumn […]View Post
Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet (RBYC) Minutes 05/01/17
Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet, run by Rochdale Youth Service, meet fortnightly and is chaired by the Member of UK Youth Parliament (MYP) for the Borough of Rochdale. They discuss issues young people face across the borough and take action to improve the lives of young people and make sure their voices are being heard. Please […]View Post
Outcomes of the Rochdale Question Time Event!
In the national Make Your Mark consultation 5570 young people from across the Rochdale Borough voted which issues were affecting them the most. The local results are slightly different to the national results and the top 3 issues voted in Rochdale are: Transport - make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all. Tackling racist […]View Post
Make Your Mark
Make your mark is a national campaign that all young people participate in. It is a a 10 issue ballot paper that young people tick one to be an important issue. The top 3 are then debated on in house of commons between MYP'S and then made to be a national campaign. It gets all […]View Post
RBYC Minutes 27th Oct 16
AGENDA ITEM Item ACTION 1 Welcome 1.1 All members welcomed and AM mentioned few apologies sent. None 2 Updates 2.1 Iqra – busy with uni work and the steering group for YoFo. Recently wrote a blog for Public Health England to be published soon. Ran a workshop on racism and discrimination in the […]View Post
Make Your Mark - Results!!!
A record 5570 young people from across Rochdale borough aged 11 - 19 voted in the national Make Your Mark consultation this year through schools, colleges and youth groups, that's over 25% of our youth population! The top 3 issues voted for across the borough are: Transport Tacking racist and religious discrimination Raising awareness of sexual […]View Post
Rochdale Youth Voice Update
Want to know more about what the Member of UK Youth Parliament for the borough of Rochdale, Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet, Children's Council and Children in Care Council have been up to recently? Take a look at our termly report from July to September 2016 to find out in more detail! rys-youth-voice-termly-report-summer16View Post
Elections for the next Member of UK Youth Parliament for Rochdale Borough
Young people between the ages of 11 and 17 have now applied to be the next Member of UK Youth Parliament (MYP) for the Borough of Rochdale. All those who have applied will be attending an interview on Thursday 8th December, where they will be observed by young people to see how good they are at […]View Post
Youth Voice Structure
All the information about what these groups are involved in, how the have their voices heard and when they take place is listed below. If you are interested in being involved in any of these, please feel free to contact Angela McCormack on 07527 385 759 or firstname.lastname@example.org Youth Forums and School Councils: The Township Area and […]View Post
Greater Manchester Youth Assembly (GMYA)
During the summer holidays, members of RBYC attended the Greater Manchester Youth Assembly (GMYA) meeting with young people from across all areas of Greater Manchester - Rochdale, Oldham, Bury, Wigan, Bolton, Salford, Tameside, Trafford, Manchester and Stockport.. They get together to work on a larger scale to tackle issues affecting all local authorities such as transport, health and education. […]View Post