Expectations of watching a debate at the Civic Hall regarding the Budget.


On Monday, I met with Cllr Barry Anderson, regarding my work experience in his office at the end of March. He then told me about a debate regarding bugeting across Leeds and an oppotunity for the Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors to defend the cuts and explain the reasoning behind the need to budget. I am … Continue reading Expectations of watching a debate at the Civic Hall regarding the Budget.

Cuts ‘destroying big society’ concept – says the head of Community Service Volunteers


In both The Times and on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning, Dame Elisabeth Hoodless, retiring from her long standing post as Cheif Executive for the Community Service Volunteers this year, has criticised the coalition’s Big Society, claiming government cuts are undermining the very idea of community volunteering. Such criticism from any respected … Continue reading Cuts ‘destroying big society’ concept – says the head of Community Service Volunteers

Cuts ‘destroying big society’ concept – says the head of Community Service Volunteers


In both The Times and on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning, Dame Elisabeth Hoodless, retiring from her long standing post as Cheif Executive for the Community Service Volunteers this year, has criticised the coalition’s Big Society, claiming government cuts are undermining the very idea of community volunteering. Such criticism from any respected … Continue reading Cuts ‘destroying big society’ concept – says the head of Community Service Volunteers

Cuts 'destroying big society' concept – says the head of Community Service Volunteers


In both The Times and on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning, Dame Elisabeth Hoodless, retiring from her long standing post as Cheif Executive for the Community Service Volunteers this year, has criticised the coalition’s Big Society, claiming government cuts are undermining the very idea of community volunteering. Such criticism from any respected … Continue reading Cuts 'destroying big society' concept – says the head of Community Service Volunteers

Teenagers takeover!


Is the world at risk as teenagers takeover parliament? This is a question Abigail Pollard asked in a report she wrote for her school journalistic writing lesson. I thought it was a good question to ask and wondered what you thought. Would the world be at risk if teenagers took over? What would you do … Continue reading Teenagers takeover!

Charlotte Hall – Take Over day.


Take Over day was great I really enjoyed it and Gemma and Sarah were really helpful! My favourite bit was when i was on my own doing the craft stuff and sorting out the games. The dairy room was amazing because it was really private and you could just sit there and talk for ages! … Continue reading Charlotte Hall – Take Over day.

Takeover Day


Takeover Day is when young people come in and shadow a person in a business like The Youth Association. I shadowed the chief exec Andy Clow; we had a meeting with the other people doing takeover day and Maggie the chair of the board (boss) was there to, in the meeting we talked about the priorities of the Uth … Continue reading Takeover Day