Community Action GatheringPosted: June 20, 2005
Over 50 people attended, including from Glasgow, Burnley, Bristol, Norwich and Ipswich.
Discussions were held on regeneration, gentrification and planning, participating in council elections, how to set up local groups and communication techniques and strategies (newsletters, mailing lists, leaflets etc), amongst much else.
No one group or individual at the event claimed a monopoly on right action, and everybody was prepared to enter into the spirit of the day by contributing positively to the various topics.
A successful event, participants expressed enthusiasm at the end for further such meetings as well as establishing more regular contact between community groups dispersed across the country.