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Come and meet Voice4Deptford 4th-6th March

UPDATE! Due to Docks Beers having an opening night next Wednesday, we won’t go there, we’ll go to Wetherspoons instead, as we have a need for engaged discussion – but wishing Docks Beers the fullest of full first nights and we’ll be drinking a toast to your wonderful efforts!

A fantastic group of people from Voice4Deptford + our friend Dr Roger Green are visiting Grimsby over three days next week.
They are REALLY keen to meet up with our lovely locals and find out what makes us and our town tick (with a focus on the East Marsh, but not solely).
Would you be able to commit some time to come along and say hi and have a chat with them, find out about their situation in Deptford, let them know about yours?
In particular:
  • Wednesday 4th March 8pm-10pm at Grimsby Wetherspoons followed by a curry
  • Thursday 5th March 7pm-9pm Courtyard, Freeman Street Market and afterwards to the pub.
The intention is then to plan a visit to Deptford from the East Marsh. Here’s Roger’s blurb about it all:

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the idea of a joint project between East Marsh United and the Voice4Deptford campaign, in South London. This project could bring the two communities together from the North of England and the South of England with a view of sharing with each other what they are doing within their own communities and to look at ways of how we might work together to bring about real lasting change in our communities.

If we agree to work together then a small number of East Marsh residents could come to Deptford for say three days (we would provide the funding for this – similar to us coming here to Grimsby).  To see whats happening there and to meet people fighting for the right to determine the future of their community.

The next step following this, if we agree, would be for us to think about seeking funding based on our visits to each other’s communities. One way could be to ‘twin’ both communities and over a two or three-year period residents (including young people) from each community would visit each other to talk, listen and to learn from each other’s experiences and create a model which could be used in similar community’s around the UK of how local people can have a real voice and determine the future development of their communities.