Towards a Community Manifesto: More Power for Local Communities?
Lesley Hinds extends an invitation to a community- focussed follow-up discussion for Northern Edinburgh and Leith
Last December some people living and working in Northern Edinburgh and Leith participated in an Open Space community event which explored how local communities might benefit from or influence the direction of the changes the Scottish Parliament additional powers will allow.
Everyone said they enjoyed the event and hoped it would be followed up with another session. Some of the comments were “I did not think I had views but I do now” and “Please let’s keep talking and make some of these great ideas happen in real life”.
Feedback continued on Facebook: “Thank you for organising such a thought-provoking event and giving us an opportunity to get our voices heard.” “I met independent thinkers with a heart for community.”
The discussions gave a clear signal to all parties of the changes sought by local communities. So what happens next? Real change will take positive action as well as words.
Towards a Community Manifesto on 2nd April will take this forward.
Participants, old and new, will have the opportunity to:
- Hear updates on what has happened since December
- Contribute to realistic action plans to address the 6 community priorities identified in December
- Rank the priorities for action by community and elected representatives
Please come along and join in. The venue is Newhaven Church Hall and doors open at 10am. Further details can be seen in the Invitation attached, including the top issues identified. I hope very much to see you there and would really appreciate if you could send out the invitation to contacts who may find this relevant and publicise details in your website, social media or workplace.
The event is free but please let us know you are coming by booking a place on Eventbrite: