St. Paul’s Community Rights Project Launch March 5th, 10-2pm
@Docklands YouthCentre 74-80 City Rd, BS2-8UH
In collaboration with the Malcolm X Centre, Full Circle Project, The St. Paul’s Adventure Playground Association and Community CoLab. The Community Rights project will run a series of events, providing free training for people living and working in St. Paul’s on Community Rights, Neighbourhood Planning, Community Organising, Campaigning and Facilitation. We also have some seed funding for projects emerging through this innitiative.
Our first event will focus on an introduction to Community Rights and Neighbourhood Planning, We will have conversations around how to apply the learning and next steps.
We will be running different sessions the first Saturday of the month, between March and July.
Join our Facebook event here, please help us spread the word by liking our Facebook page and sharing our events and this email to people who you think maybe interested.
Please RSVP if possible so we get an idea about how many people to cater for. We will provide Stay and Play, though you must get in touch and book in advance.
Somali/ Afro Caribbean feast (including vegan option) and refreshments provided
A call to action to people living/working in St. Paul’s:
Did you know the St. Agnes Lodge (St. Paul’s Unlimited’s Office) is likely to be up for sale on the open market as soon as March/ April?
Did you know that through the Community Right To Bid, private or publicly owned community spaces such as community centres, pubs, libraries, parks and others (including St. Agnes Lodge) can be registered as Assets of Community Interest so that when the owner decides to sale, the sale is officially frozen for 6 months to give the community time to develop a plan, raise finance/support and be able to bid for the property?
Did you know that through Neighbourhood Planning the community can create planning policies with equal legal weight to the existing "local plan" reducing the need to have to fight every single planning application? Did you now that through the Community Right to Challenge the quality of public services being delivered can be challenged? This forces the council to put them back out to tender, giving the community the opportunity to get organised and bid to run services through a social enterprise or community business?
If you didn't know and are interested in learning how to use your "Community Rights” …..Join us on March the 5th to learn about it and start having those meaningful conversation with people who like yourself care about the community and the legacy that this generation leaves for the younger ones.