Where are we Now - 4 Feb 09?
Well over a year since our last message was put up withy the usual no response. It's good to see the library up and running, heating problems sorted and the dog folks using regularly but the centre still isn't used nearly enough to consider it to be where it should be - at the heart of the community and a bussling hive of activity. Young folks doing young folk things are still conspiculously absent and if I cast my mind back, this was a big part of the friction between the Partnership and the Association.
Now I know that Delves Lane experience might have coloured folks' views on looking on this as a model. But they did try very hard and the idea was solid. Take a look at the Wheatley Hill website to see an outstanding working model for example and having been over there once or twice, we can vouch for how well it's used, every day. Get the chance, take a look.
Leadgate Community Centre Action Group
Leadgate Community Centre needs help and we think we can do this in all sorts of ways - if the Community Association and Leadgate Area Partnership are prepared to work with us. How?
We take the view, as does the Community Association, that the Centre isn't used enough and there are likely to be many reasons for this. We know we need money and we recognise that we all need to share.
At the emergency meeting last night there was an air of confrontation and we hope enough was said to clear some of the air. Now let's move on. What can we do to help?
How about if we all step back for a day or two, gather up some hard facts around financial and other information (give us this, we'll put it on the website for everyone to see), seek views from those not at the meeting who might have access to the internet? Prepare a questionairre that might be circulated with Leadgate's News? Use the Pont Valley Network to give and get information. We can help with this.
We appreciate that the Leadgate Area Partnership and the Leadgate Community Association are separate entities both with the interests of the community at heart. We are no different but we do have resources that you lack and we offer our resources and facilities for no other reason than that many of us live here and want to help. This is one way that we can. Our support is unconditional.
For the future, and you might note that we do things rather than talking about what we might do (and we do things quickly, witness this web-page), we can offer web-space, your own calendar and on-line booking facilities, diary, we can even do an on-line poll for you) or even help with submitting grant applications if you wish. Our website is immensely flexible, very user-friendly and open to all of our communities, their organisations, clubs, activities or even, dare I say, individuals who want to have their say.
Tell us what you think. Make a comment below.
Try not to be personal or confrontational! We all simply want to help, each in our own ways.
There were two meetings last night, one in Leadgate, the other in Dipton. Both were about resolving issues with their roots in communication problems. One was pro-active, the other reactive though both were well planned. Both meetings, by village standards will have been successful in their own ways. Something will be achieved
Of course, meetings like this take place all the time, part of the fabric of our society and this year, as last, we will get by. Each organisation, presided over by its committee, will achieve some of its aims and objectives. This is the way we do business.
The meeting in Dipton had nothing to do with the Leadgate care-Takers
Created on 07/08/2007 05:30 PM by dshields
Updated on 25/03/2009 11:07 AM by dshields