St Pauls Learning and Family Centre Update

As you may be aware, the Mayor’s revised budget reinstated the subsidy for the Learning Centre for the coming financial year only – 2014/15. This is to ensure that a Community Asset Transfer process can take place, enabling an organisation, other than the local authority to run the building.

If there is an organisation that wants to take on the management of the building, the city council wants to make sure that they know what the local community wants the centre to be and do in the future.

In order to achieve this SPU have been asked to carry out a consultation to find out what people think about the centre and what it should be used for.

The consultation will include:

• A leaflet delivered to all households in St Pauls, giving information about the current situation
• A door to door survey
• An online survey
• Drop in events held at the centre
• Focus groups for communities of interest who may be missed during the survey – to ensure we reach all sections of the community

This will all start at an event on Thursday 13th March, 5-6 pm at The Learning and Family Centre.

At this meeting you will be able to find out more about Community Asset Transfer (CAT), how to get involved in the consultation, and information about an opportunity to join an advisory group. The advisory group will help to organise consultation events, will review and inform the results of the consultation and will assist the City Council in the CAT process by being part of the awarding panel.

Read more: here

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Full Circle St Pauls Project exists to provide support to a currently diverse community to enhance life opportunities and to raise aspiration through access to a wide range of services, activities and advice delivered in a holistic way. We promote social inclusion and community cohesion in all aspects of our work, with families voices and opinions to influence positive change in St Pauls and the surrounding neighbourhood.

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