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On Wednesday 26th July 2023, the second ‘Conversations’ event was held at Rugeley Community Centre, co-hosted by Support Staffordshire, VAST and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
The aims of this event were:
22 community groups and public sector organisations were represented, and through themed conversations we discussed networking, resources, funding and development, and ideas for a Green Network for community groups.
Download and read the event report and key themes
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On Wednesday 25th January 2023, we hosted a ‘Community Conversation’ at Uttoxeter Heath Community Centre for community groups who have been engaged with the TTTV scheme, or who are interested in ‘green’ issues.
The aims of this networking event were twofold:
We had a great turnout of 35 people from 23 different groups/organisations, and the 2 hour event had a fantastic buzz to it – lots of introductions were made, and contacts created for further collaboration in the area!
The event was structured around 4 focus tables:
Participants could choose which tables they attended, and how long they stayed at each table, giving them the freedom to get what they needed from the event.
TTTV are committed to sharing our learning for the benefit of all, so the notes and ideas shared at this event have been collated and included below. All comments/post its/notes from the event have been included here, in the format they were collected in, but transferred to digital boards for ease of reading.
From the feedback collected, generally participants felt as though the networking was the most valuable part of the day, and many people came away inspired to know there are so many residents and groups tackling green issues. Suggestions to improve the event were to make it longer, and provide a list of groups in attendance.
Following this feedback, we are planning another Community Conversations event in Rugeley in late July, and the groups in attendance are listed on this page, with links to websites/social media where appropriate.
Funding, development support, membership, training, community directory
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust:
Campaigns, community activism (contact Liam Geary Baulch – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Staffordshire Ecological Record:
Biological Recording, wildlife data and information
VAST (Voluntary Action Stoke on Trent):
Funding, development support, membership, training, community directory for VCSE groups in Stoke on Trent.
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