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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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Young People’s Q&A Event
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We at Youth Cabinet held a question and answer event with members from the Vale of Glamorgan Council and managers from the Learning & Skills department including the Youth Service. We wanted to raise awareness of important issues to young people following COVID-19! Before the event, invitations were sent to different organisations, schools and youth […]
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Youth Cabinet digital meeting 21.07.20
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In today’s digital meeting we welcomed Councillor, Kathryn F McCaffer, the Cabinet Member for Leisure, Arts and Culture, to discuss how the council plans to reopen. We had told Cllr McCaffer about how lock down has affected young people in the Vale of Glamorgan. We were also able to update Cllr McCaffer on what we […]
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Youth Cabinet digital meeting 07.07.20
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“In today’s Youth Cabinet meeting we welcomed  Linda Savory, the Electoral Registration Public Awareness Officer for the Vale of Glamorgan Council. She facilitated a consultation with us giving us more information on how we can boost public awareness on electoral registration amongst young people.” It was very informative! It enabled Youth Cabinet members to find […]
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Did you know 16+ year olds will be able to vote in the next Senedd Cymru elections in May 2021?
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Yes, that;s right! Young people aged 16+ will be able to vote in the next Senedd Cymru elections that are happenign in Wales in May 2021.  But … you will only be able to vote if you have been registered to vote and are on the electoral register! This is why the Youth Cabinet have […]
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