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Book your place at https://www.letsride.co.uk/events/edinburgh.
(adapted from an email from the Scottish Community Development Centre)
Making Rights Real: What does a human rights-based approach mean for community development practice?
This free event will bring together community development practitioners, paid and unpaid, to discuss the importance of human right-based approaches in their work.
Save the date: Tuesday, 11th September, Glasgow
Human rights are at the core of community development. Communities who understand human rights can use that knowledge to hold duty bearers to account and make positive change.
To make sure this happens, community development practitioners need to be confident and skilled in a human right-based approaches, using them to analyse, understand and improve their practice.
Delivered jointly by the Scottish Human Rights Commission, Edinburgh Tenants Federation and the Scottish Community Development Centre, this one-day conference will:
- Bring people together to share ideas and practice from Scotland and beyond.
- Explore what skills, tools and resources are required to support this approach.
- Start planning how we co-produce this support together as a community of practice.
We’ll be offering places for this event soon. In the meantime, save the date in your diary and join our conference mailing list to here the latest.
For more information please contact email@example.com.
Free guided bus tour around Scotland’s Capital Port, offering you and your family the opportunity to see it operate and understand the work that goes on!
Bus tours depart from the Prince of Wales Gate, next to the Vine Trust barge, only 200m walk from the Malmaison Hotel on The Shore.
Bus tours depart at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.
Book your free tickets now, via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/forth-ports-leith-community-port-tour-tickets-45100564001!
(adapted from an email from the Improvement Service)
People across Scotland are being invited to join a conversation about community decision-making to help make public services more locally focused.
The Democracy Matters conversation will identify new legal rights for communities which would place them at the heart of decision-making. The Democracy Matters conversation is a joint venture between the Scottish Government, COSLA and the community sector and will run over the next six months.
As part of the conversation people are being invited to consider a short set of questions on shaping local democracy. Community groups can also apply for grants of up to £300 to host their own events related to the project. To find out more about the grants, please visit Voluntary Action Fund’s website:https://www.voluntaryactionfund.org.uk/funding-and-support/democracy-matters-community-engagement-fund
You can get involved by answering the questions contained in the document, Democracy Matters – Your Community. Your Ideas. Your Future: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2018/05/6780 Continue reading
Newhaven Heritage Community Garden invites you to ‘eat one, sow one’ at its Power of Food festival on 17 June.
Click the graphic for more details, of check out NHCG on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Newhavenheritagecommunitygarden:
LHNCC supports Trinity Community Council‘s request to Edinburgh Council for ‘suitable investment’. Here is the text of that request:
FAO: Cllr Ian Perry, Convener of the Education, Children & Families Committee
Cllr Alison Dickie, Vice Convener of the Education, Children & Families Committee Cllr Adam McVey, Council Leader
Cllr Cammy Day, Deputy Council Leader
Alistair Gaw, Executive Director Communities & Families Committee Services, City of Edinburgh Council
Trinity Academy – at the heart of our community
Schools play a particular role in Trinity since the area has no other publicly owned infrastructure.
Trinity Academy itself is situated in the centre of the Trinity area, in Craighall Road. Nearby in Craighall Gardens are the Bangholm playing fields which serve not only as a sports area for the school but are also used by Trinity Academy FP rugby club, and Waverley Inverness Trinity hockey club. The school maintains close links with both the rugby club and others who use these facilities. Nearby is Trinity Primary School, one of the feeder primary schools to the Secondary in the area, the others being Wardie and Victoria. Holy Cross, while not being on the list of feeder schools, is nearby and also provides pupils to Trinity Academy. Continue reading