On 21st June, the first Ashley Community Meeting will be held at St Pauls Learning Centre, from 6.30 – 8.30 pm.
This event is a wonderful opportunity to engage and connect with your local community. The meeting aims to bring together all the different conversations, contacts, events, services and issues within the areas of St Pauls, St Werburghs, Montpelier and St Andrews, which together form the Ward of Ashley.
It is a chance to contribute, and, in turn, to see what your community needs and wants in terms of support to become even more coordinated and organised. It is an excellent way of getting involved.
Why should you come?
- To spend time with other local people, sharing your skills, experience and ideas
- To find out what other people are already doing in your neighbourhood or add new things to the map
- Raise issues or share what you think may be needed in the area
- Meet like-minded people and maybe start working together
- Join others to explore new opportunities for your communities
We can only make a start in one meeting, and will focus on what’s important for our neighbourhoods to thrive. This first meeting on 21st June will be the first of several opportunities to get involved.
This is the first chance for a wider get-together since neighbourhood partnerships ended in March and new budgets and ways of accessing funding are being proposed.
What are we trying to achieve?
- To inspire more people to get involved with the life of the city – we all have something to give.
- To continue to build communities where people, in all our diversity, connect, self-organise and take action on the things that matter.
- To address inequality in the city by focusing our collective effort and resources on the areas that most need them.
- For communities to influence council decisions and the way we work.
- To be inspired by, learn from and share what we know across the city.
- Inspire future generations to be involved in the life of the city.
The poster for the event is linked below – do share with friends, neighbours, colleagues.
Please visit the facebook page of ‘Gill Calloway BCC neighbourhood officer’ for more information on events coming up.