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Parks and People, Stronger Together - South East

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Jury's Inn Brighton

101 Stroudley Road

Brighton

BN1 4DJ

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Parks and People, Stronger TogetherCalling all greenspace Friends and community groups - this event, one of a series of important conferences, is for you!

We invite Friends and volunteer groups to send one or two reps or core members to attend these events organised to promote and encourage greater community empowerment in our public green spaces. Those organisations (Councils, greenspace charities etc) who work to support this are welcome to send a representative too.

This is our chance to celebrate successes, share our experiences, views, and challenges - and speak up about our needs for the future. As one of a series of similar events across England, we will bring people together, encourage better communication and coordination among groups, and provide a platform to amplify our volunteer voices. 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, the national liaison body between the greenspace sector and Government.

During the day (see the Agenda below) we will discuss a range of key practical issues like organising projects, fundraising, campaigning, promotion and social media, and working with greenspace managers and Councils. Ideally, we recommend that a couple of people per group attend, so that you can benefit from every workshop. We will also celebrate our 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.


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11:30 Registration and refreshments

12:00 Plenary: welcome, introductions and some key themes…

12:30 Focused workshops/discussions - part 1

Participants can attend 3 x 30min sessions in total in part 1 & 2.

Part 1: attend 2 x 30min sessions from the following…

  • Building a strong and diverse membership
  • Volunteering and project management
  • Partnership working with landowners/managers
  • Fundraising
  • Promotion and social media

13:30 Light lunch and refreshments

- Time to browse material, and make ‘Postcards to the Parks Action Group’

14:15 ‘Just a minute’ showcase

5 x 1min talks on successful ideas and activities or challenges for groups (focus on individual groups)

14:25 Focused workshops/discussions - part 2

Participants can attend 3 x 30min sessions in total today

Part 2: attend 1 x 30min session

  • Building a strong and diverse membership
  • Volunteering and project management
  • Partnership working with landowners/managers
  • Fundraising
  • Promotion and social media

15.00 Plenary: reports back from the focussed workshops/discussions

15:15 ‘Just a minute’ showcase

5 x 1min talks on successful ideas and activities or challenges (focus on forums and networks)

15:25 Final plenary

Networking, and developing stronger communications, coordination and sustainability: how do we sustain and build on today’s discussions?

How do those who support parks, from community groups to Government, ensure our public green spaces are well-managed, enhanced and protected for future generations?

16:15 Time to chat, and refreshments

16:30 Close


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