Feb 282015

Hello everyone

We will be sharing a stand with one of our sponsors, the Cambridge Area Partnership, at the Volunteer for Cambridge event at The Guildhall today (Sat 28 Feb). Do have a look around and say hello if you see us!

We have a new video explaining more about what our event on 14 March is about – see below:

In a nutshell:

  • This is a project to bring Cambridge’s many communities together to do more than just talk about our city’s future, but to decide what shared actions to take in order to shape it
  • We’re particularly encouraging young people – in particular those in further education – to take part. This is our response to research showing 18-24 year olds are least likely to vote as an age-cohort.
  • The main output of the project is our event on 14 March at Anglia Ruskin University
  • On 14 March as well as running three core workshops (run twice), we will be running ‘open space’ workshops where anyone can pitch a session. Depending on numbers this will either be through people posting ideas on cards which we will group together as we did at the Conversation Cafe, or people pitching directly to the gathering. See http://www.unconference.net/unconferencing-how-to-prepare-to-attend-an-unconference/ for more about open space organisation and how you can get the most out of it. See https://vimeo.com/119895305 for an example of pitching at an open space event.
  • We’ll be asking everyone to commit to either a one-off small action, or a small behaviour change as a result of taking part. If dozens of us do that, our impact could be greater than the sum of our parts!
  • The Mayor of Cambridge and the Leader of Cambridge City Council will be joining us in their civic capacities
  • We will be presenting the outcomes to our local councils, the Cambridge City Deal Assembly and Executive, and following these up with our parliamentarians after the general election in May.

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