Black History Month Event @ The Quad

Celebrate Black History Month!

Integrated Services for Young People would like you to join us for an evening of entertainment, fun and learning in recognition of local history and culture.

Where? At The Quad

When? Thursday 30th October 2014, 5pm – 7pm

How much does it cost? It’s FREE!

Refreshments will be provided.

Contact Jennifer on 020 8770 4919 or at jennifer.peterson@sutton.gov.uk for more information.

Please note that places are limited, so please book in advance by calling 020 8770 4919 or by filling in the form below:

We look forward to seeing you!

Download our poster here.

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Imagine Festival @ The Quad!

Sutton Youth Parliament are organising a few activities as part of Sutton’s Imagine Festival!

IMAGINE is Sutton’s largest celebration of the arts and is now in its eighth year.

All events will be eco themed as we partner with One Planet Sutton to celebrate the arts in one of London’s Greenest boroughs.

One Planet Sutton
Sutton has signed up to become a One Planet borough by 2025. This means ensuring we are all able to live happy, healthy lives in a way that helps to save money and reduces our impact on the world. One Planet Sutton looks at five themes which cover everything from sustainable transport and energy efficiency, to healthy lifestyles and inclusive communities.

What’s going on in The Quad?

Tuesday 28th October
Join us on Tuesday 28th October for Make a Mosaic and a Graffiti Competition! The day will run from 10.30am – 3.30pm and is absolutely FREE!

The day will be split into two sessions:
Morning – Make a Mosaic:: This is your chance to up-cycle old tiles and create something beautiful! Your handy work will part of an everlasting piece for The Quad.
Please contact youthservice@suttonlea.org to book your place!
Ages 13-19 (up to 25 with LDD)

Afternoon – Graffiti Competition: This on the spot graffiti workshop will use eco friendly materials to create art works on boards make from recycled material. The final pieces will be on themes which help raise awareness of our changing environments and the causes. There will be prizes for the best three works.
Please contact youthservice@suttonlea.org to book your place!
Ages 13-19 (up to 25 with LDD)

Wednesday 29th October
Join us on Wednesday 29th October for Make and Bake with Sutton Youth Parliament! The day will run from 10.30am – 3.30pm and is absolutely FREE!

Imagine the best savoury dish you’ve ever tasted… now it’s time to create an even better recipe with your team! Work together to make the winning dish of the day using fair-trade and locally sourced products. You will have to use your culinary skills to win over the judges.
Please contact youthservice@suttonlea.org to book your place!
Ages 13-19 (up to 25 with LDD)

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Teens with a Voice!

Teens with a Voice had its first official meeting on the 10th September and one of the young people who attended, Jade (aged 13),  had this to say about it:

Teens with a Voice is an open meeting for anybody ages 13-18 to come along and let their voices be heard. This is a fairly new scheme but is already taking off well.

On Wednesday we held our first official ‘Teens with a Voice’ meeting. We had reps from UK Youth Parliament, Sutton Youth Parliament,  Jigsaw4U, Children in Care Council and people from 7 schools. We felt much more engaged with Sutton and everyone was really passionate about all the topics we discussed.

Firstly, Pete Flavell from health watch came to have a chat with us; he gave us a quick questionnaire to fill out and a link to share with friends so everyone could get involved. The information will be used to help upgrade health care services.

We also had Michael Ryan from the police come to the meeting. We discussed with him issues we felt were important in Sutton and things that the police were doing well and others that everyone felt they could improve on. He happily agreed to be part of our future campaigns and was enthusiastic to answer anyone’s questions.

Towards the end we looked back on are 4 chosen campaign topics and decided which we felt were the most important to campaign on. After debating, deliberating and discussing we came up with the top two we thought would be best to spend our budget on. These were: jobs and volunteering opportunities for young people and confidential services. After this we came up with a structure for campaigning and are ready to get started in the next few weeks.

To conclude Teens with a Voice has already been a great success and will hopefully make a difference in Sutton in the future.

Would you like to get involved with Teens with a Voice? The group meets every 6 weeks at The Quad. There’s no need to sign up in advance – just show up on the day!

The next meetings are:

  • Wednesday 22nd October 2014
  • Wednesday 3rd December 2014

If you would like more information, please email Lee at lee.ocsko@sutton.gov.uk or call him on 020 8770 5458.

 

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Q&A with the Leader of Sutton Council

On Wednesday 18th October, the leader of the Council took to Twitter to answer questions from the residents of Sutton around Sutton’s future.

Between 6.30pm – 7.30pm, questions were tweeted to Ruth Dombey by many people across Sutton, including the Sutton Youth Parliament using the hashtag #SuttonsFuture. Sutton Youth Parliament asked questions that they knew young people in Sutton are thinking about and the campaigns they are currently working on.

The Tweets from the session can be seen below:


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Website Consultation

We are going to be revamping our website and would like to get opinions and ideas from the people who visit it – YOU! 

If you would like to help, please complete the form below. There is an option for you to leave an email address so that you can help us with the design if you would like to.

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