Agenda and minutes

Youth Cabinet
Monday, 15th June, 2015 5.00 pm

Venue: Lancaster Room - Elizabethan Suite - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Andrea Tomlinson  Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

YC.2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Members of the Youth Cabinet are asked whether they have an interest in any item on the agenda and if so to formally declare that interest.

Minutes:

There were no interests declared by those Members present at the meeting.

YC.4

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 42 KB

The Minutes of the last meeting of the Youth Cabinet held on 23 March 2015 are attached.

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

That the Minutes of the last meeting held on 23 March 2015 be approved as a correct record.

YC.5

MATTERS ARISING pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Letter to Poundland/Poundworld attached for comments.

Minutes:

Further to Minute YC.5 of the last meeting of the Youth Cabinet held on 23 March 2015, the Youth Cabinet was presented with a letter that had been written by two of its youth members on behalf of the Cabinet.

 

The letter was asking two pound shops in Bury Town centre to explain their policy to refuse entry to more than two young people in school uniform at any one time.

 

The letter had stated that young people who were not in school uniform were not affected and it was felt that this was discrimination.

 

It was agreed:

 

1.           That the letter should be sent to the shops in question on behalf of the Youth Cabinet.

 

2.           That Anna Howarth and Lizzie Cooke be thanked for their role in producing the letter.

YC.6

THE WALKING RAINBOW

Tony Beesley from the Youth Service will give an update at the meeting.

Minutes:

Robyn Clegg Gibson reported that the Walking Rainbow would be taking place on Sunday 12 July from 12.30pm.

 

It was explained that the Walking Rainbow was an annual event which was held to say no to homophobia, promote equality and stand against negatives. The event took the form of a walk from the Town Hall, around the Town Centre and ended at Kay Gardens where information stalls, music and fun would be provided.

 

Robyn stated that the previous years’ Walking Rainbow events had been very successful and well attended and it was hoped that as many of the Youth Cabinet as possible would attend.

YC.7

CIRCLES OF INFLUENCE 2015 - ACTIVITY

Adele Crowshaw will introduce some workshop activities.

Minutes:

It was reported that that secondary/tertiary age Circles of Influence would be taking place on Monday 22 June. The event brought together young people from across the borough and gave them the opportunity to discuss issues relating to them and their peers and question decision makers and officers from all different organisations across the borough.

 

The primary age Circles of Influence was due to be held in early July.

 

It was explained that for the Circles of Influence there would be 5 circles concentrating on 5 different issues.

 

The Cabinet were asked to break into groups and discuss the five issues that would be discussed.

 

Following the session, feedback from each group was given and it was explained that it would be fed into the event.

 

Those present were invited attend the Circles of Influence event and once consent forms had been completed.

YC.8

THE BIG DEBATE

THE BRITISH MONARCHY SHOULD BE ABOLISHED

Monarchy is rule by an individual who is royal, and the system is usually hereditary. The term monarchy derives from the Greek, monos arkhein, meaning 'one ruler'.

The British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, is the Sovereign and Head of State of the UK and its overseas territories. The monarch, referred to in the abstract as 'The Crown', is the source of all legislative and executive power.

Since Henry VIII, the British monarch is also Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

The British monarch is also the Head of the Commonwealth, and the head of state in 16 of the 54 Commonwealth member countries.

The British political system is a 'constitutional monarchy': the supreme power held by the monarch is largely ceremonial and formal, with actual political power exercised by others.

 

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

That this item would be carried over to the next meeting of the Youth Cabinet.

YC.9

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Youth Cabinet will held on Thursday 9 July at 5pm in the Council Chamber (Food from 4.30pm in the Balcony Bar).

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Youth Cabinet will be held on Thursday 9 July at 5pm in the Council Chamber.