TAKING PART – a Local Democracy Week Chamberlain Lecture in the Chamberlain Room at the Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham on Friday 16 October at 4-6pm. Dick Atkinson of Balsall Heath Forum and Melissa Shervington of First Class Youth Network will speak on rebuilding community participation in neighbourhoods.
Balsall Heath Forum covers the Balsall Heath priority neighbourhood which is ahead of the Birmingham city average in terms of:
NI1 – community cohesion
NI4 – community empowerment
NI5 – neighbourhood satisfaction.
First Class Youth Network engages young people who wouldn’t normally talk to mainstream public agencies and develops young leaders with the aim of transforming public services.