Invites to the Assembly were delivered to all households in the ward yesterday, so this is just a reminder that it’s going to happen on 6th February at Prendergast School’s lower site on Adelaide Avenue. It is not an ordinary sit down Assembly – you can drop in at any time between 1 and 3pm, wander about the stalls and find out what’s happening locally. About 20 local groups, the organisations that received funding from the Assembly and some council services will have stalls to present their work and answer questions.
I am really excited about this Assembly for two reasons: Firstly, there is so much happening in the ward, and this is an opportunity to see it all in one place – literally from provision for young children and their parents to the history and wildlife of the cemeteries.
Secondly, this is the first opportunity after the funding decisions made by the Assembly meetings last year to catch up with the successful organisations and their projects – some ongoing, some just started, some waiting for better weather. A considerable part of the funding was allocated to activities for young people, but it also supports arts, local history, leisure activities for all ages, tackling anti-social behaviour and crime and a streetscape design project.
It seems unfair to single out particular organisations or activities here so please come along and find out for yourself!