Tuesday 11 October, 3.30pm-7pm at Dukinfield Town Hall
We look forward to seeing you at this Voice event where there will be plenty of time to...
Meet in your network and discuss the issues that matter to you.
Connect with others and find out about different groups.
Speak up about:
Tameside’s economic plans.
Tameside’s community and neighbourhood plans.
Come and catch up with news on developments in your network area and also on voluntary, community and faith groups’ partnership working with public services. Take part in discussions on network priorities and how this fits with big plans being shaped in Tameside about the local economy and communities and neighbourhoods. There won’t be another chance soon to have a say on these crucial topics so make sure you get involved. Space is limited so please book a place online or call the Policy and Participation Team on 0161 339 4985.
Thanks to the 42 groups who filled in our survey about the future of your networks. As we explained in these challenging times for T3SC, and our partners, we wanted to take the opportunity to consider our future work with your networks, and proposals for this work, so that we can still meet your needs with fewer resources. Here are some of the things that you told us.
At the end of last year the government set out plans it says will give communities and local government greater powers and freedom from Whitehall which were published in the Localism Bill. Alongside this they also published an ‘essential guide to decentralisation' explaining what they wanted to achieve, why and how. Find out more on developments.
Voice is the network of networks and brings together the whole of the voluntary, community and faith sector to have a say in local decision making. Find out what has been going on with the latest Voice Update handout: Voice Update - 2011
The afternoon of Wednesday 23 February saw Voice gathering at Dukinfield Town Hall to discuss Tameside Strategic Partnership’s (TSP) review of its structure for local decision making in partnership between different organisations.
Since the TSP was launched the voluntary, community and faith sector have been an important part of this structure.
Vital questions were debated including:
How are local plans and priorities set for Tameside?
Who makes the decisions?
How do we ensure community groups and organisations are engaged?
Does working in partnership with others and taking action together matter to the sector and how can it be improved?
Voice hosted this special event for the sector to have a say on how future local decision making develops and to make sure that our voice continues to be heard. TSP Restructure Voice response 2011
An audio recording of the entire event can be found here.
To stay informed and keep involved please contact the T3SC Policy and Participation Team Tel: 0161 339 4985.