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Oct 11

Future Places, Bristol

South West region

One of three Locality network events entitled ‘Future Places’, this event is co-hosted by Locality and The Black South West Network.

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Date and time: 11th October, 11am-2pm (3pm for Locality members)

Venue: Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bristol BS3 4EA

Agenda:

11.00  Welcome, introductions and scene setting:  Paul Hassan, Locality 

11.10  Safe Harbour in a Storm? Are Community Anchors responsible for promoting community cohesion?  If so, whats working and what are we struggling with!)

Community cohesion has been defined in slightly different ways but, at its core, it means: establishing shared values by the building of better relationships across cultural, faith, ethnic and other divides; through bringing people together physically or virtually, to promote tolerance and understanding of the ‘other’ and; reducing the likelihood of tensions and conflict.

Panel discussion

Chaired by Sado Jirde (Black South West Network) with panel members: Annie Oliver (Barton Hill Settlement), Jayne Whittlestone (United Communities, Housing Association), la Toyah McAllister-Jones (Ujima Radio CIC), Patrycja Pinkowska, (Up Our Street)

12.30  Buffet lunch and networking

13.15  Reflecting on the mornings discussion – breakout groups to tackle the following challenges:

  • How can we develop and tell positive stories of what the future of communities can be after Brexit?
  • What is the evidence base of the breadth of innovative current practice and  how can it inform Locality’s (and partners)  influencing work?
  • How can we effectively provide practical challenge to each other and help Locality members (and partners) to maximise their impact locally?
  • What policy recommendations would we make to influence national, regional and local decision-makers?

14.00  Close of main session

14.00-15.00  Informal Locality South West members network meeting (optional)