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Focus Group 18 Oct 2.30pm

Our Society in Dudley Borough

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 from 14:30 to 16:00 (BST)

Focus Group 18 Oct 2.30pm

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Our Society in Dudley Borough 
invite you to a 
focus group discussion  
to influence a new agreement and action plan about how we work together in Dudley Borough.

This focus group will take place at a venue in Dudley.

The government’s Big Society, localism and decentralisation agendas, as well as budget cuts to public services, will create changes in relationships between local communities and Dudley Council and other public sector agencies. Our Society in Dudley Borough is a proactive response to the challenges we face. We want to work towards an agreement about how and to what degree the relationship will change. 

Help us to shape the agreement and show us what’s possible!  

This focus group will consider community influence broadly, and more specifically new community rights proposed in the Localism Bill which is currently going through Parliament. The bill includes various rights that if made law, will open up opportunities for individuals, community groups and local charities to:

  • Protect assets of community value that may be threatened with closure
  • Challenge a local service that could be run better or differently
  • Build new homes and amenities with less bureaucracy and red tape
  • Contribute toward producing neighbourhood plans

This focus group provides the opportunity to find out more about these rights, share your experiences and influence the changing relationship between communities and the public sector in Dudley borough.

What to expect at this focus group

  • We will give you a warm welcome on arrival
  • There will be up to 10 people taking part. 
  • The discussion will be relaxed and informal, you are not expected to know anything about community rights. 
  • The focus group will be led by Nick Bird and Caitlin McMullin from Urban Forum.

Our Society in Dudley Borough has teamed up with national charity Urban Forum for a Community Rights Made Real project. Our big aim is to ensure that these new rights will be open to everyone. You can find out more, and complete our short survey at www.crsurvey.org.uk

Do you have questions about Focus Group 18 Oct 2.30pm? Contact Our Society in Dudley Borough
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Our Society in Dudley Borough

Our Society in Dudley Borough is about changing relationships between our voluntary, community and faith sector, and the local public sector. It is our local response to the government’s Big Society, localism and decentralisation agendas, all of which are taking place when challenges are presented by reducing budgets.  

Through Our Society in Dudley Borough we want to work towards an agreement about how and to what degree the relationship will change. Different organisations will have their own expectations of how new national policy and challenges facing us will effect local delivery.  

See more and register for email updates at www.oursocietydudley.org.uk

We are also offering support to Community First panels in Dudley - see www.dudleycommunityfirst.posterous.com

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