We had a great Christmas Meet up in Edwinstowe, thanks to Sheila, Pauline Emma and others for excellent hosting!
We did a listening exercise and some of the ideas are
What do you Love about your community?
Hope and Potential
Expanding across age groups
Rebalance and re-distribution
“Land of Robin Hood”
Can do attitudes
Shared aspirations for a better future
What are you concerned about?
Not good landlords
Isolation and poverty
People get pulled down after they have built their hopes up
Lack of hope and feelings of pointlessness leading to anger
Lack of vision causing frustration
Some people are quick to draw boundaries and are hostile
Always seems to be the same people doing what’s important
What are your Dreams?
Working towards a self-supporting community
Inspiring children and young people to do constructive and creative things
A shift in attitude and thinking and awareness raising
Empowering people to achieve their dream
Combatting injustices and sharing ideas for tackling injustices
What are the ideas?
Get young people involved in community action and awareness raising through litter picks, music concerts, charity gigs events etc to give an increased sense of belonging to the area
Shared spaces (and flexible of use)
An active core group
Knowing and being ok with your power
Good clear values
Listening to community
Publicising event and project like foodbanks etc
Sharing success stories and a strong description of the vision and “getting it out there”
We had a great lunch and then finished with some Frog racing…
Can’t upload videos to this site (we would have to pay) but the link is here to facebook https://www.facebook.com/saved/?cref=60 and here is Sheila’s post and report on the dayhttps://www.facebook.com/search/posts/?q=perlethrope&epa=SERP_TAB