MK YCAB Elections 2018
Nominations for this year's MK YCAB are now open. Anyone aged 11-18 who lives in the borough can put themselves forward for election to represent their peers and give a voice to young people. Thirty-six YCAB members will be elected, and from that two Members of Youth Parliament and two deputies.
The successful members will work together, holding regular meetings with Milton Keynes Council elected councillors and officers to ensure that the views of young people are heard and to continue to help make the borough a better place to live.
The deadline for nominations is Thursday 29 November. Download the application form here (PDF, 2.3MB).
Youth Cabinet Past events and achievements
YCAB have been awarded £30,000 of funding for the next three years, giving the Youth Cabinet full responsibility over their budget so they can prioritise and make decisions directly. You can read more about YCAB funding here.
Pizza and politics
Then newly elected YCAB members arranged to meet with councillors to discuss issues raised in the 2017 youth elections and share pizza and cake. In small groups YCAB
members discussed mental health, education and bullying amongst other issues.
MK Council Budget Consultation 2017
YCAB collected 121 questionnaires completed by the youth of MK on the 2017 budget. Responses were analysed and three topics that were mentioned frequently were the All in One Card, green spaces and park land. This information was then written into a formal report and sent to the MK Council for further analysis. Five members of YCAB attended a full council meeting on the Budget and spoke on behalf of MK’s young people to make sure their voices were heard.
Don’t Hate – Educate
More than 50 young people gathered in the Council Chamber in August to talk about how to tackle racism, prejudice and religious intolerance. The event also included workshops hosted by local people from the Tamil and Middle Eastern Islamic communities, as well as one on Jewish culture.
See Sense Stop Bullying
YCAB launched a series of striking posters as part of their 'See Sense, Stop Bullying' campaign in October 2016. The campaign, which also includes stories from those who have been bullied, focuses on key bullying issues facing young people today: race and religion, lesbian, gay and bi-sexual (LGBT) and disability. You can read more about the See Sense Stop Bullying campaign here.
Votes at 16
YCAB members have attended Council meetings to inform adults of the right for young people to be able to vote in local national elections.
YCAB Scavenger Hunt
In 2017, YCAB encouraged more young people to uses the buses by creating a scavenger hunt on Arriva's bus routes. 32 people took part, each were given a free goodie bag
and a free day bus ticket, collecting stamps at certain stops across the city. The winners of the hunt were Jessica Martin and Jessica Greasby who both received a £50 shopping voucher kindly donated by Arriva.
Last Updated: 10 September 2018