In celebration of the Co-op Party centenary this event is an absolute must for all those interested in transforming the West Midlands region by reorganising local economies and supporting communities to help themselves.
Lucy Seymour-Smith writes:
In times of austerity, services, organisations and communities are being starved of the funds needed to survive and grow.
We cannot regenerate or communities by relying on large organisations who can, and do relocate according to their own financially driven agenda.
Instead we need a new approach to regeneration framed around co-operative values of self-help, participation, social responsibility and democratic accountability that is led by organisations that have a genuine long-term stake in our communities.
Panel speakers include:
Liam Byrne MP
Claire Campbell, UNISON Head of Local Government
Anna Birley, Coop party policy officer and Labour/Coop Party Cabinet Member in Lambeth
Thursday 14th September, 5.30 for 6pm start.
UNISON Regional Office, 24 Livery Street, B32PA (next to the Old Contemptibles and opposite Snow Hill Station)
nibbles and networking