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Youth Homelessness Task Group
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The Spring 2021 term saw the formation of a new participation project including existing Youth Cabinet members whilst also welcoming young people from across the Vale to take part. The objective from the group has been to raise awareness of youth homelessness, specifically hidden homelessness. A number of task group meetings have been held where […]
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Youth Homelessness Task Group
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This Summer term, the Vale Youth Service will be hosting a young person task group that will focus on ‘Youth Homelessness’. The topic from this task group was chosen by Youth Cabinet members following the Make Your Mark 2021 results for the Vale of Glamorgan which saw homelessness as one of the most voted for […]
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Youth Cabinet – End of office 06.04.2021
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Today was our final meeting of our current term of office, after reviewing the minutes from our last meeting and catching up with one another, we took part in our ice breaker to get things moving. During the meeting Ashleigh Watkins our UKYP member for the Vale of Glamorgan provided us with feedback from her […]
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Youth Cabinet meeting 16.03.2021
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At this Youth Cabinet meeting we discussed youth homelessness and our campaign to lessen it in the Vale of Glamorgan. We invited a guest speaker, Sarah Collier, the Senior Worker for the Vale of Glamorgan Youth Homelessness Prevention Team to our meeting so that we could get a better understanding into the issue. It has […]
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Fairtrade Fortnight
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Did you know it’s Fairtrade Fortnight between 22nd February and 7th March? We wanted to help raise awareness of this important issue so between now and the 7th March we have been working with the Youth Service to make sure that young people taking part in the digital themed week activities receive our Fairtrade information […]
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It’s #Vote16 Week!
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It’s #Vote16 week and it only takes one minute to register to vote! Register before 19 April 2021 to take part in the Senedd Election in May 2021, it takes as long as boiling noodles! #Vote16 #SeneddElection #Democracy To celebrate #Vote16 week the Vale of Glamorgan Council are running this amazing prize draw to win […]
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Youth Cabinet meeting
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On the 02.02.2021, the Youth Cabinet met for their regular monthly meeting. This was a good opportunity to discuss many different topics and we started off the meeting by discussing how young people are coping with home schooling and how different schools have adapted to working online. For a while now, we have been working […]
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Make Your Mark 2020 Results
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Your Member of Youth Parliament for the Vale of Glamorgan, Ashleigh Watkins presents the results of the Make Your Mark 2020 ballot. Given the challenges of the pandemic and the voting taking place digitally for the first time, the Vale of Glamorgan had one of the highest turnouts in Wales with 673 votes. The full […]
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Youth Cabinet meeting 12.01.2021
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Today at our first Youth Cabinet meeting of 2021! It was great to be able to hold our first meeting of 2021 on Tuesday evening. It gave us an opportunity to discuss some of the local issues amongst young people and we came up with ideas of what we can do ourselves to try and […]
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Youth Cabinet Presents: Future Voices Pt1 – 20.10.20
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In Youth Cabinet we had so many discussions about our work during lockdown and its affects. So many, that we decided to arrange to speak with young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan to ask some questions about their experiences of participation in the Vale. We really wanted to find out the strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats […]
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Be smart and make your mark!’
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We are in the final week of the Make Your Mark 2020 campaign and would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has got involved and voted so far. In this unique year we’ve explored many different ways to support young people to vote on the issues they feel is important to […]
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Make Your Mark 2020
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The Make Your Mark 2020 ballot is now open and here is a message from our Member of Youth Parliament for the Vale of Glamorgan, Ashleigh Watkins… Do you want your voice heard? Now is your time! Make Your Mark is a campaign used to decipher the most prominent issues in our community, if you […]
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