Renfrew one day, Paisley the next… I’m at the second of our community planning local conferences today and again there is hefty debate going on at the workshop tables. The first session this morning involved identifying the key assets in the area – of course a difficult task when your looking at the centre of Paisley which includes many of the historic building which are front and centre in the emerging bid for the city of culture 2021 http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/webcontent/home/services/council+and+government/council+information,+performance+and+statistics/news+-+recent+releases/ce-news-heritageasset-jan14
What’s really positive is that no one appears negative regards this proposal – most are in fact thinking about what role they could play in promoting this agenda to those they engage with. There is even some discussions which lean toward how local ‘Ambassadors’ could help engage their own communities.
By the way we’ve had some excellent ‘chairing’ today from Emma and Sharon from the Star Project http://www.star-project.org.uk This well known Community organisation supports people in the North End of Paisley. They support individuals and families through a diverse programme of services and activities rooted in genuine positive relationships with a holistic approach to their needs and aspirations. More power to them…
All the best