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TWO KEY VOSCUR half day events in MARCH 2015

City Devolution and Communities Event 

Thursday 12 March 2015, 9am – 1.30pm
The Bristol Pavilion, Gloucestershire Cricket Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol, BS7 9EJ

Places are filling fast for this important FREE event

Local democracy and city devolution is a very hot topic at the moment. But what opportunities and challenges might this new approach offer the community and voluntary sector?

Voscur in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas, and with support from West of England Rural Network and Voluntary Action, North Somerset are delighted to host a morning of presentations, debate and a networking buffet lunch to discuss these important issues. The event will be broadcast by community radio stations Ujima Radio and BCFM as part of the One Love Breakfast show.

Keynote Speaker: The Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson
Chaired by: Professor Alex Marsh, University of Bristol

Hear from a range of community activists from across the West of England including:

  • Delroy Hibbert, Full Circle
  • Mark Graham, The For All Healthy Living Company, Weston-Super-Mare
  • Matthew Symonds, Greater Bedminster Community Partnership
  • Joanna Holmes, Barton Hill Settlement
  • Sandy Hore-Ruthven, Creative Youth Network, Bristol & South Gloucestershire
  • Chris Head, West of England Rural Network

 

The Voluntary Sector and Commissioning – two years on

Thursday 26 March 2015, 9:30am – 1:00pm
The Bristol Pavilion, Gloucestershire Cricket Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol, BS7 9EJ

Places are filling fast for this critical FREE event

We have secured the Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson and one of the City’s top four strategic Directors, Alison Comley, to attend this important event.
They will outline what Bristol City Council has done to address the concerns raised during last February’s VCS and Commissioning event and what steps they will be taking to ensure that voluntary and community sector organisations are included in future commissioning processes.
In addition, there will be a panel discussion led by representatives of Bristol City Council, Avon and Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner’s Office and Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group.
This discussion will focus on different approaches to Commissioning and Procurement, considering what worked well, what lessons were learnt and how can they be used in other commissioning processes.
There will be ample opportunity for Q&A.

If your organisation has been involved in Commissioning, or wants to get involved, you should attend this event.  Book here

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