- 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 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.