Meeting the Mayor
Hackney CVS hosted a meeting with Mayor Phil Glanville and senior people from Hackney Council on 3rd February with representatives from the local voluntary and community sector to discuss the challenges facing the Borough and the importance of the sector in tackling these issues.
Over 31 representatives from the voluntary and community sector networks that Hackney CVS supports or works with attended to put their views to the Mayor. Those that attended were selected through our network structures which allow people who work in local VCS organisations to represent a broader membership. The following networks participated and cover a membership of over local 600 organisations:
The City & Hackney Health & Social Care Forum; the Children & Young Peoples Providers Forum; the Safer Young Hackney network; Community African Network; Hackney Refugee Forum; Interlink Foundation; LGBT + Forum (for more detail about these networks please click here.
It was a lively and productive discussion that covered many different topics including regeneration, and funding for the voluntary sector. The meeting culminated in agreement from the Mayor for more discussion.
To find out what the headline issues were click here.
To read full notes from meeting click here.
The Mayor has agreed to visit the networks individually to get a greater sense of their issues and challenges going forward. Hackney CVS will also work with the Mayor to ensure there are additional opportunities provided to organisations who do not currently participate or align themselves to the above networks, particularly very small grassroots organisations.
If you are interested in joining one of the Hackney CVS supported networks then please contact: Shamima@hcvs.org.uk Alternatively if you are a grassroots organisation that would like to be part of our next meeting with the Mayor then please let us know.