Longbridge community partners and residents are invited to come together to discover effective ways that volunteers and professionals can work in partnership on community issues this Friday (27th February).

The Longbridge Convention, at the Hollymoor Centre, hopes to see a broad cross section of the community – including community organisations, residents, councillors, police, fire service and more – discussing local challenges and working on solutions.

The convention is being hosted by Longbridge Neighbourhood Watch and Frankley Carnival Committee.

Frankley Parish Councillor and dedicated community volunteer, Bruce Pitt said: “We are in the midst of what is probably the greatest change in the provision of public services for 50 years. We have the choice of sitting back and seeing what happens or influencing what happens.

“You may not recognise yourself as providing a public service but if you run a scout group, litter pick, have a food bank or just help your neighbours you are surely providing a public service. Whatever term you may use to describe what you do in the community cooperating with other people must surely help; that's what this convention is about.”

The convention will be opened by Longbridge councillor Andy Cartwright, with closing remarks from Longbridge Champion Tracey Radford. There will be workshops on key issues and a chance to network with others.

Space and numbers are limited so if you live, volunteer or work in the Longbridge ward area and would like to attend all or part of the convention, please contact Bruce by emailing bruceinfrankley@hotmail.co.uk

Event details:

  • When: 3pm – 7pm Friday 27th February 2015
  • Where: Hollymoor Centre, Manor Park Grove, Northfield. B31 5ER
  • Contact: Bruce on bruceinfrankley@hotmail.co.uk

 

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