|Sheffield Green Party will be supporting a workshop about how to make use of the new Sustainable Communities Act. The workshop is being run by the Sheffield branch of Unlock Democracy (formerly Charter 88) on the evening of Thursday 30th October.
Sheffield and the Sustainable Communities Act
A Workshop Thursday 30 October
Leader Ron Bailey Quaker Meeting House, St James Street
Sheffield is one of the first, if not the first, of the local authorities to opt into the provisions of the SCA: all three political parties supported the Green Party initiative at the Council meeting on September 3rd.
The Act is designed to facilitate a shift in power over local matters from central to local government, and requires the active involvement of local people. The triggering mechanisms are all local, and the workshop aims to explain these.
It is intended for councillors, campaigners, other community leaders and anyone with an interest, to help us think through how and for what purpose the Act can be used.
Ron Bailey is the Unlock Democracy Campaign Director, and under the campaign title, “Local Works” (now a project of Unlock Democracy), was central in the campaign to have the private member’s bill carried in Parliament. He is keen to work with us ensure the success of Sheffield’s initiative.
Numbers are limited to 30, so please book early. There is no charge for the workshop but a contribution towards costs, on the night, would be very welcome
Tea and coffee on arrival
Please return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Particular interest / reason for coming…
Greens urge support for Sustainable Communities
15th October 2008