• Parks and People, Stronger Together – West Midlands Conference

    Sat 3rd Aug 2019 11:30

     

    Calling all green space Friends and community groups and supporting organisations,
     
    The National Federation of Parks & Green Spaces are happy to announce three dates in the series of green space Community Empowerment regional conferences around England this summer and autumn.  Come along to these important events, organised to promote and encourage greater community empowerment in our public green spaces.

    27/07/2019 – East Midlands Conference
     
    03/08/2019 – West Midlands Conference 

    07/09/2019 – Yorks and Humber Conference 

    These events will help develop new and stronger grassroots networks. Importantly, they will feed back into national policies and practices through the Parks Action Group (PAG), the national liaison body between the green space sector and Government. The events are being organised by the NFPGS, Locality and Groundwork, and funded by the PAG.
     
    The aim will be to help amplify and promote green space community groups’ voices and experiences on a range of key practical issues like organising projects, fundraising, campaigning, promotion and social media, and working with green space managers and Councils. Ideally, we recommend that a couple of people per group attend, so that you can benefit from every workshop. Those supporting such groups (Councils, national green space charities etc) are also invited to send a representative. We will also celebrate community efforts in making a real difference to our green spaces!
     
    Last but not least, whether you are attending or not, please can someone from every community group fill in this simple on-line Community Empowerment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NFPGS-Community-Empowerment. This survey is also feeding back into the events and the NFPGS’s wider research for the PAG and the results will be shared with you all.

    Note 1: Entry is free. Please book early as places are limited. The aim is for 75% of the places to go to reps of greenspace Friends and community groups, and 25% to reps from organisations actively supporting such groups. We would like a diverse attendance so please let your members know we welcome people of all ages, ethnicity, class, gender, abilities and interests!

    Note 2: For more information contact networks@natfedparks.org.uk, or regarding the NFPGS visit www.natfedparks.org.uk. Regarding forming and strengthening Friends Groups visit: www.parkscommunity.org.uk   Regarding community groups generally visit: www.mycommunity.org.uk
     

    Event Location

    The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

    This event is organised by National Federation of Parks & Green Spaces