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Bottom Up Governance - The Sustainable Communities Act (Local Works)

Unlock Democracy are organising an East London public meeting on the Sustainable Communities Act.

Venue: The Crypt, Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY
Chair: Mervyn Kohler - Age UK Special Advisor

  • Stephen Shaw - Unlock Democracy Sustainable Communities Act Co-ordinator
  • Cllr Luftur Rahman - Mayor of Tower Hamlets
  • Ruhana Ali - London Citizens Tower Hamlets Community Organiser
  • Khadiru Mahdi - Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service

Come and hear how to use the new bottom up process set up by this Act that we campaigned long and hard for. It is the first time ever in law that government has been given a duty to not just consult, but to go further and to negotiate and reach agreement on reversing community decline and promoting local services, shops, trade and the environment.

There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and make comments - we want to involve you. Food and drink will also be provided.

The Sustainable Communities Acts bottom up process has produced some great results for communities across the country, from protecting Post Offices in Sheffield to seeing money earned from renewable energy spent locally. However many still do not know about its potential - government ministers have even described it as Britains best kept secret. We must change this! Please get involved by coming along.

ACTION - please do the following

1. Please come along to the meeting and please bring others: friends, neighbours, colleagues etc - the more the better!

2. Please spread the word locally, contact me for copies of the meeting flyer to distribute locally. You can reach me on or 020 7239 9053.

This is a free, public event and no booking is required. I look forward to seeing you there!

Host: Steve Shaw
Contact Phone: 02072399053
The Crypt, Christ Church Spitalfields (London, Greater London)
Commercial Street
London, Greater London E1 6LY

Other Signups

28 people have signed up to attend this event
The capacity limit is 60 attendees.